Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
206Higgins (1923) SEEKCURIOUSCURIOUS: Vertical "C" of right hand as if holding a magnifying glass before the eyes as the head turns from right to left as if searching. The right hand also moves in circular motion, before the eyes. (Look for) (Seek) (Investigate).40hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=206&refid=higgins1923
421Long (1918) SEEKSEEK, LOOK FORSEEK, LOOK FOR: Move "C" in front before the breast or face, describing a circle from left to right. IX, 196. 54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=421&refid=long1918
499Long (1918) SEEKSEEK, INVESTIGATESEEK, INVESTIGATE: Move the right "C" hand in front of the face in a circle from right to left, keeping the "C" side toward the face; keep the motion continuous for a little while. 61hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=499&refid=long1918
625Long (1918) SEEKCURIOUSCURIOUS: Move the "C" hand with opening toward the left, in front of the face, describing a circle from right to left.73hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=625&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
151Cloud (1913) SEEKN/ATRUE GOOD FOR pn:GALLAUDET AGO SEEK FOR LEARN HOW TEACH DEAF FUTURE LEAD TO pn:FRANCE. 6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=151
113Dougherty (1913) SEEKN/A3P-IX(rc,rf) PAY-ATTENTION SEEK+ WAY HELP MOTHER SUFFER-PAIN SEE~READ+ VARIOUS TRY THING.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=113
136Dougherty (1913) SEEKN/ADOCTOR SEEK+ BOTH.15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=136
117Draper (1915) SEEKN/Afs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=117
136Draper (1915) SEEKN/AC-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=136