Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: SIT

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
709Higgins (1923) SITSITSIT: Horizontal "I" hands, palm towards palm, and little fingers pointing outward to make bottom of chair; or, both hands prone, right middle and index resting across left middle and index, right tips of middle and index hanging down; or, right prone hand crossed on left prone hand and pushing it downward. (Chair: "Sit" and sometimes the legs are indicated as in "Table").125hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=709&refid=higgins1923
1034Long (1918) cl:11(4-chair-legs)~gs:SITCHAIRCHAIR: Point the forefingers of the "G" hands down, holding the hands apart the distance of the legs; carry the hands back and represent the hind legs and then sign "sit."111hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1034&refid=long1918
395Long (1918) gs:SITSIT (1)SIT: Extend open hands, palms down; push downward.52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=395&refid=long1918
396Long (1918) SITSIT (2)SIT: (2) Place the right "U" hand over the edge of the left extended hand, bending the fingers as a bird's claws when it is perched.52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=396&refid=long1918
43Michaels (1923) gs:SITATAT: 1. Move both hands with palms turned down simultaneously to one side. 26hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=43&refid=michaels1923
528Michaels (1923) gs:SITSITSIT: 1. Press the palms downwards near the sides of your hips. 2. Act as if you would sit.113hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=528&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
27Bryant (1915) SITN/AHERE PRESIDENT L-I-N-L-N gs:SIT THERE-HON(behind-X) SEE~LOOK-AT (sweep_rt-to-lt) gs:ARISE STAND GOING LECTURE IN-FRONT-OF PEOPLE~CLASS FOR ABOUT TEN M-I-N-U-T-E-S.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=bryant&glossid=27
252Erd (1913) SITN/ATHEN H-I-A-W-A-T-H-A gs:SIT(lt) QUIET HUSH pose:arms-folded ON(lt) cl-d:BB(bed-length,lt) BED 3P-POSS(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A,27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=252
147Gallaudet (1910) SITN/AAND 3P-SELF GOING PROGRESS(rep2x) WAY(winding-downstream) ALL-DAY LAST ARRIVE(ctr) ONE BIG LAND~HERE(ctr) VERY BEAUTIFUL FIND(l-hand) FEMALE~YOUNG gs:SIT(lt) THERE(lt) 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=147
158Hubbard (1913) SITN/A3P-SELF gs:SWORN-IN(1h) BECOME PRESIDENT pn:AMERICA, 3P-POSS(lt) DO(lt) FIRST gs:WHAT, 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE OLD MOTHER gs:SIT(lt) pose:embrace-and-kiss-cl:S(head_lt) 16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=158
484McGregor (1913) SITN/ADURING ALL-NIGHT 3P-SELF BED cl:55(light-shining,wg-to-1P)~cl:55(shake,shining-from-1P) WAKE-UP(with-wonder) THERE(-to-lt) SEE(lt) SPIRIT(rf)~FLY SIT WRITE+ BOOK YELLOW.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=484