Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: SIGN

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
210Higgins (1923) SIGNDACTYLOLOGY, SIGNSDACTYLOLOGY (or SIGNS): Right vertical index, palm leftward, left vertical index, palm rightward, right hand moves left-down-right-up, and left hand alternates with right, moving right-down-left-up. (To sign or talk with the hands).40hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=210&refid=higgins1923
427Long (1918) PUT-DOWNSIGN (to sign a document)SIGN (to sign a document): Make sign for write, then slap the end of the open right hand down in one corner of the palm of the other in the place where the name is usually signed.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=427&refid=long1918
426Long (1918) SIGNSIGN, MAKE SIGNSSIGN, TO MAKE SIGNS: Place the "G" hands in front, one higher than the other, pointing them upward at an angle of 45 degrees; move the upper hand from front to back and the lower from back to front, bringing each then to original position; the motion of both hands is similar to a braiding motion.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=426&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
23Cloud (1913) SIGNN/ATWO~HUNDRED YEAR AND BEYOND AGO DAY~NOW TRUE BORN IN pn:FRANCE MALE ONE WHO FUTURE BECOME LOOK-AT 3P-IX(lc,rf) ESTABLISH DEAF TEACH+ AND(rf) FATHER SIGN, C-H-A-R-L-E-S M-I-C-H-E-L D-E L-'-E-P-E-E.1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=23
184Cloud (1913) SIGNN/AFROM THAT(rf,1h)SCHOOL ESTABLISH BY D-E L-E-P-E-E AND OVER-ALL 3P-POSS EXCHANGE~AGENT S-I-C-A-R-D, pn:GALLAUDET G-A-L-L-E-T GET FOR pn:AMERICA DEAF TWO WORTH THING, FINGERSPELLING AND SIGN.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=184
311Cloud (1913) SIGNN/AALLOW 1P-IX-PL ESTABLISH UNDER N-A-D CONTROL AT INDEFINITE AREA FUTURE DECIDE, ONE SHAPE BECOME STAY KNOW~STAY AND CONTINUE SHOW(rt-to-lc) fs:OF LOVE HONOR pn:AMERICA DEAF HAVE FOR MALE THAT(1h) WHO ESTABLISH FIRST(2h) fs:PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR DEAF, WHO ESTABLISH MOST SUCCEED WAY TEACH DEAF, WHO GIVE DEAF FINGERSPELLING, WHO(rf) GIVE(rf) DEAF SIGN, C-H-A-R-L-E-S M-I-C-H-E-L D-E L-'-E-P-E-E.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=311
255Hotchkiss (1913) SIGNN/AAND IN THAT(1h) 3P-IX-DUAL+(rc) 3P-SELF(rc) TRY THROUGH SIGN LARGE BEAUTIFUL SOME+ LONG BUT EXACT CLEAR23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=255
283Hotchkiss (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF(rc) SIGN:25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=283
552Hotchkiss (1913) SIGNN/AEVERY++ TEACH~AGENT DEAF SPEAK IN THAT(1h) SCHOOL SIGN CLEAR BEAUTIFUL54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=552
577Hotchkiss (1913) SIGNN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR EVERY+++ DEAF SPEAK MALE NEED gs:ORDERED-TO-GO(rt-to-lt) GOING(-to-lt) pn:CLERC C-L-E-R-C AND MONEY GIVE(-to-lt) FOR 3P-POSS(lt) TEACH(-to-rt) SO-AS ALL GET UNDERSTAND 3P-POSS(lt) SPIRIT SIGN55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=577
759Hotchkiss (1913) SIGNN/A1P-IX APPRECIATE STORY OTHER ABOUT TEACH~AGENT SIGN BUT TIME-PERIOD SMALL71hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=759
79McGregor (1912) SIGNN/AWANT BREAD(int) SIGN WANT.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=79
77Veditz (1913) SIGNN/ABUT 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOVE MORE KNOW~SUPERIOR 3P-SELF(lt) TRUE FATHER AND(rf) INVENT~AGENT O-F(rf) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=77
217Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AAND 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) ADMIT THAT+(2h) SUPERIOR(lt) SHOW THANKYOU(2h,lt) TO WHAT, TO ONE THING, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) ALLOW+ USE(1h) SIGN IN 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SCHOOL.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=217
240Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AREJECT (lt) SIGN.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=240
298Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN QUICK NOW(rf) BEGIN SHOW RESULT 3P-POSS+(rt) TRY+.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=298
309Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt) TRY REMOVE(int,lt-to-rt) SIGN FROM SCHOOL(lt) ROOM, FROM CHURCH, FROM(lt) EARTH; REMOVE(rt-to-lt) TRY+ S-O 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SIGN DETERIORATE+++.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=309
321Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt) TRY REMOVE(int,lt-to-rt) SIGN FROM SCHOOL(lt) ROOM, FROM CHURCH, FROM(lt) EARTH; REMOVE(rt-to-lt) TRY+ S-O 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SIGN DETERIORATE+++.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=321
327Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AOLD~AGO TIME-PERIOD, OVER-ALL~AGENT THAT+(2h) SIGN, T-H-E P-E-E-T-S(ctr), T-H-E D-U-D-L-E-Y-S(rt), T-H-E E-L-Y-S(ctr), T-H-E B-A-L-L-A-R-D-S(rt), QUICK GONE++(ctr-to-rt)29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=327
346Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF(ctr) OVER-ALL SIGN PERFECT31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=346
356Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF-PL CAN TALK TO 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) IN DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) ONLY SIGN 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) UNDERSTAND CAN.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=356
379Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AE-D-W-A-R-D M-I-N-E-R G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T, pn:EMG, LEARN(up-from-lt) GET(-from-lt) THAT(2h) SIGN FROM 3P-POSS(dn_rt) FATHER pn:GALLAUDET.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=379
409Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AAND 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) WANT KEEP++ fs:THE SIGN SAME~THAT(1h,lc) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW USE(1h)36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=409
428Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AHAVE(rf) MANY++(int) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW LIVE LEARN 3P-POSS-PL(arc,rt) SIGN FROM MALE SAME+ THAT(2h).38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=428
438Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AMANY+ TRY LOOK-AFTER(2h,up-to-lt) GIVE(lt-to-rt) 3P-POSS(rc_facing_lt) SIGN.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=438
505Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=505
510Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=510
515Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=515
575Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-lt) NOT UNDERSTAND SIGN52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=575
579Veditz (1913) SIGNN/ABECAUSE 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) CANT+ SIGN.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=579
583Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A3P-SELF+(rt) TELL(2h,arc) HERE SIGN WORTH(rf)~gs:NOTHING HELP gs:NOTHING TO DEAF.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=583
617Veditz (1913) SIGNN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) MUST THAT(2h) VARIOUS F-I-L-M-S FOR LOOK-AT(2h,up) AND KEEP NEAT, GIVE++(ctr-to-rt) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN SAME+ HAVE NOW+.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=617
632Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AA-S L-O-N-G A-S 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE DEAF ON EARTH, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) FUTURE HAVE SIGN.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=632
647Veditz (1913) SIGNN/AAND A-S L-O-N-G A-S 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) F-I-L-M-S, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) FUTURE CAN P-R-E-S-E-R-V-E 1P-POSS-PL+(arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN ENTER 3P-POSS(-to-lc) OLD(2h)~AGO P-U-R-I-T-Y.58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=647