Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: SAY

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
729Higgins (1923) SAYSPEAKSPEAK: Right index tip under lips, prone and pointing leftward, and moved as if rolling words from mouth. (Talk) (Tell) (Stay) (Verbal) (Speech) (Publish: "Speak" and both supine hands spreading to sides as if giving out) (Announce) (Make known) (Discourse).128hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=729&refid=higgins1923
197Higgins (1923) SAY~BLOSSOMCREATORCREATOR: Right index tip pointing leftward, and whirling as if rolling words from the mouth and then both vertical "&" hands together before chest and fingers open as hands are sprung upwards.38hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=197&refid=higgins1923
730Higgins (1923) SAY~FINGERSPELLINGSPELLSPELL: "Speak" and prone right fingers oscillating as hand moves from mouth.128hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=730&refid=higgins1923
760Higgins (1923) SAY~TALKTALKTALK: "Speak" or, both vertical indices, palm towards palm, moved back and forth to indicate the nodding of the heads.134hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=760&refid=higgins1923
632Higgins (1923) SAY~VOWPROMISEPROMISE: Right index tip pointing leftward, moved under the lips as if rolling the words from the mouth, then vertical right hand as in the taking of an oath.111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=632&refid=higgins1923
280Higgins (1923) SAY~VOW~APPOINTMENTENGAGEMENTENGAGEMENT: Right index pointing leftward under lips as if rolling words from mouth, then right hand raised as if taking oath, then closed right hand moves in circle horizontally and prone above prone closed left hand and rests crossed on left wrist which it pushes down a trifle. (The second part as in picture "3" & "4" is often used alone).52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=280&refid=higgins1923
219Long (1918) SAYTALK, VERBAL, SPEECH (1)TALK, VERBAL, SPEECH, etc.: Place forefinger of "G" hand under lower lip; horizontally draw it away, giving it a rapid circular motion in the air. VI,120.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=219&refid=long1918
231Long (1918) SAY~CRITICIZECORRECT, FIND FAULTCORRECT, FIND FAULT: Touch the tip of the forefinger of "G" hand on tip of tongue and then proceed to scratch or cross out an imaginary something on the palm of the left extended hand. 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=231&refid=long1918
232Long (1918) SAY~CRITICIZECRITICISECRITICISE: With the forefinger of the right "G" hand mark a cross on the left open palm.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=232&refid=long1918
1159Long (1918) SAY~VOW~TO~GODVOWVOW: Promise to God.123hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1159&refid=long1918
472Michaels (1923) SAY~VOWPROMISEPROMISE: 1. Put your right index finger across your lips. 2. Move the hand above the head a little outward. 3. Spread out the fingers. 4. Have a solemn look. 103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=472&refid=michaels1923
622Michaels (1923) SAY~VOWVOWVOW: 1. See promise.131hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=622&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
96Draper (1915) SAYN/Ags:OH-WELL 3P-SELF SAY(1x), 12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=96
289Erd (1913) SAYN/ASAY gs:NOTHING WORD++(arc,lt-to-lc) DO(pitch,rt) gs:NOTHING SEEM SAME KNOW gs:NOTHING WHEN ALL-NIGHT~cl:C//B(sunrise,lt) RED~cl:5(glimmer,lt), KNOW(pitch) gs:NOTHING WHEN AFTERNOON~cl:F//B(sunset,rt) cl:B(darkness-come-down,rt) DARK(rt) SUN~cl:C(moonrise-to-apex,rt)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=289
177Fay (1913) SAYN/A1P-IX-PL WONDERFUL MUCH ONE DAY GET M-E-S-S-A-G-E FROM D-E-P-A-R-T-M-E-N-T O-F S-T-A-T-E SAY(1x) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O WANT COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE DEAF.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=177
27Fox (1915) SAYN/Apn:LINCOLN(1x) SAY+++++(ctr-to-rc-to-rt) ONE(l-hand) LECTURE UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT-PAST(l-hand)/FEEL(bow_head-to-rt) WONDERFUL(3x) LECTURE 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=27
55Fox (1915) SAYN/Apn:LINCOLN SAY(1x) (neg) 1P-POSS SAY WORTH LITTLE-BIT 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=55
58Fox (1915) SAYN/Apn:LINCOLN SAY(1x) (neg) 1P-POSS SAY WORTH LITTLE-BIT 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=58
239Fox (1915) SAYN/ADET-IX(rt) WORLD FUTURE(l-hand) LITTLE-BIT LOOK-AT(-to-lt) OR LONG KNOW~STAY gs:WHAT 1P-IX-PL SAY+ HERE(neg), BUT WORLD FUTURE NEVER FORGET gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL ARMY+ DO HERE.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=239
151Gallaudet (1910) SAY~TALKN/AJ-O-H-N BEGIN SAY~TALK(lc) WITH THAT(1h, lc) FEMALE~YOUNG14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=151
942Gallaudet (1910) SAYN/ABUT HAPPY FOR SAY L-O-R-N-A DIE(1h) NEGATIVE80hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=942
655Hotchkiss (1913) SAYN/ASAY, pn:JESUS cl-i:S//B(spike-in-lt-hand), cl-i:S//B(spike-in-rt-hand) gs:HANG-ON-CROSS DIE(2h)61hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=655
49McGregor (1912) SAYN/ASAME(int) OFTEN HEAR ABOUT DEAF INDEFINITE IN THERE(rt) B-O-S-T-O-N SMART(int) SAY LIPREAD 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=49
71McGregor (1912) SAYN/Apose:lean-fwd(lt) THERE(rf,lt) gs:WHAT DEAF SMART LIPREAD SAY(rf)?12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=71
90McGregor (1912) SAYN/A1P-IX-PL FUTURE(l-hand) GET ONE(raised_brow) CORRECT SMART LIPREAD SAY++, MINGLE PEOPLE? FUTURE(rf)NEVER. 17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=90
70McGregor (1912) SAYN/A3P-IX(lt) DEAF WANT GIVE(rt), gs:OH-WELL! GIVE(rt) SAY++++.10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=70
76McGregor (1912) SAYN/Abs:-to-lt BUT DEAF WANT gs:NOTHING(int) SAY+++.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=76
33McGregor (1913) SAYN/AWHEN pn:JESUS SAY(1x) THAT(1h) WORD+ IMPORTANT(int), 3P-SELF(rt) TRUE TRY+ TEACH+ 1P-IX-PL HOW PRAY(vert_circ)4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=33
570McGregor (1913) SAYN/Afs:IF MALE~FEMALE ANY~ONE DET-IX-PL SAY, 1P-IX LOVE 1P-POSS FATHER gs:ADORING TRUE, BUT(int) gs:SHUN 3P-POSS(ctr) BROTHER, THAT(1h,int) MALE TRUE LIE~AGENT.55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=570