Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: SHAME

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
44Higgins (1923) SHAMEASHAMEDASHAMED: Back of right fingers against the right cheek, and fingers pointing downward, move the fingers upward a little by turning the hand to palm inward. (Shame) (Bashful) (Immodest) (Immoral) (Impure) (Be ashamed or Shame on You: "Ashamed" but as hand turns on cheek it is thrown out and down to supine toward the person accused).12hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=44&refid=higgins1923
169Long (1918) SHAMESHAMESHAME: Place the backs of the fingers of one hand against the cheek; bend head slightly against them; draw the fingers up against the cheek, and straighten them with a motion of throwing the hand off toward the person shamed. To indicate self shame, place hands in same position, but draw the fingers against the cheek with a twisting motion, and do not let it leave the cheek, but draw the head back a little as if indicating a shamed feeling. To express "shame on you," the hand is thrown toward the person in an emphatic way while the eyes condemn. V,89.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=169&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
270Dougherty (1913) SHAMEN/ABUT PUBLISH WRITE DISTRIBUTE PEOPLE, PEOPLE LOOK-AT(rf) WRONG(int) 3P-IX SIN(int), SHAME DOCTOR DET-IX(ctr).28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=270