Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
722Higgins (1923) SOMETIMESSOME-TIMESOME-TIME: Left hand supine, fingers pointing outward, and right index tip drawn back off heel of left palm several times. (The slower, larger and fewer the motions of the right index tip denotes the more seldom.) (Seldom) (This sign is made with the numerals to denote "How often"). (This sign made once indicates "Once" if any other number is added it denotes that number of times.)127hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=722&refid=higgins1923
723Long (1918) SOMETIMESSOMETIMESSOMETIMES: Repeat the sign for "once" several times. The sign made slowly or rapidly indicates whether it is frequent or seldom.83hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=723&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
34Gallaudet (1910) SOMETIMESN/AOFTEN ON WAY cl-i:XxXx(coach-ride) TAKE(dn,rep2x,2h-alt) MALE~FEMALE~PEOPLE(rf) MONEY SOMETIMES PLOW TAKE(dn,rep2x,2h-alt,at_rt) SHEEP COW(2h). 4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=34
131Hotchkiss (1913) SOMETIMESN/A3P-SELF SOMETIMES GO-TO(-to-lt) VISIT(lt) SCHOOL(lt)11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=131