Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: SOFT

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
720Higgins (1923) SOFTSOFTSOFT: Both "&" hands, fingers pointing upward to the center opened and closed.127hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=720&refid=higgins1923
579Long (1918) SOFTSOFTSOFT: Hold out both "5" hands with the fingers and thumb bent slightly toward each other; bring both hands to position of "&," as if pressing something soft in your hand.68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=579&refid=long1918
494Michaels (1923) SOFTRIPERIPE: 1. Hold both palms out in front of you. 2. Draw the fingers around the thumbs and relax them two or three times.108hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=494&refid=michaels1923
538Michaels (1923) SOFTSOFTSOFT: 1. Hold both palms in front of you. 2. Close the fingers softly toward the thumbs two or three times, as if feeling on a piece of sponge or soft ball.115hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=538&refid=michaels1923
502Michaels (1923) SOFT~TEXTURE~pose:smell~gs:DONT-WANTROTROT: 1. Draw the fingers against the thumbs of both hands held before you, relax and draw again, and glide the thumbs along over the inside of the fingers as if crushing something soft. 2. Smell the fingers of one hand. 3. Avert the head and move the hand quickly away. Frown.109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=502&refid=michaels1923
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