Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
296Higgins (1923) STORYEXPLAINEXPLAIN: Indicate with thumbs and indices the pulling apart of shreds other fingers open. (Example) (Story) (Tale) (Conversation) (Tell about) (Language) ("Description": The same sign, but larger motions, and the hands go in all directions, alternately).55hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=296&refid=higgins1923
223Long (1918) STORYEXPLAIN, TELL ABOUTEXPLAIN, TELL ABOUT: With forefingers and thumbs of both hands extended, bring their ends all together so that the ends lap over a little; draw them apart and repeat the motion two or three times. Note: This sign is used to mean the telling of anything, asking for an explanation, and even in asking for a story; sometimes for simply a story. VI,123. Or, (2) DESCRIBE: With thumb and forefinger of both hands making "O" (other fingers extended) bring them together; move one hand out horizontally, bring it back and repeat the motion with the other hand and repeat the motion several times. VI,124.36hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=223&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
179Gallaudet (1910) STORYN/A1P-IX (neg)PURPOSE STORY ABOUT 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE SWEETHEART CONTINUE NEGATIVE19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=179
216Gallaudet (1910) STORYN/ATHAT(1h) HAPPEN(rep2x,lt-to-rt) IN BOOK L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E GIVE-GIFT(-to-lt) NAME(lt) TO LAND~ALL-OVER IN S-O-M-E-R-S-E-T(l-hand) AND D-E-V-O-N-O-N-T-I-O-S(r-hand) NAMED T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y AND(l-hand) THAT(1h,l-hand) 1P-IX PURPOSE STORY NOW 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=216
235Gallaudet (1910) STORYN/ATHAT(rep,2h) TO THAT(1h) LAND CONTINUE(1h) UP-TILL-NOW THIRTY YEAR MANY(rep,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE(rf) cl-p:55(mass-approach,lt-to-ctr) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) PLACE(rep,rt-to-lt) HAPPEN(rep,ctr-to-lt) LIKE IN THAT(1h,lt) STORY22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=235
966Gallaudet (1910) STORYN/A1P-IX THINK~HOPE 1P-POSS STORY ABOUT T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y TEMPT 2P-IX-PL ALL FOR READ BOOK83hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=966
981Gallaudet (1910) STORYN/ASTORY(rep2x) OLD pn:ENGLAND HAPPEN(arc,rt-to-lt) LIKE VERY85hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=981
36Hanson (1913) STORYN/A1P-IX LIKE INVITE(-from-lt) FOR GIVE(2h,rf) STORY AWHILE THAT(2h) MALE FROM M-I-C-H-I-G-A-N, M-R W-I-L-L-I-S H-U-B-B-A-R-D.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hanson&glossid=36
19Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/ATHAT(1h,rt) N-A-D GIVE(rf,-to-lt) HONOR(-to-lt,bow) PICK-FROM(-from-lt) FOR STORY DISTRIBUTE.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=19
219Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/AONCE 1P-IX KNOW~STAY 3P-SELF(rt) pn:CLERC GOING(-to-lt) ENTER(lt) INSTITUTE(lt) STAND STORY DISTRIBUTE DEAF ABOUT WORTH IMPORTANT 3P-IX-PL KEEP READ WRITE+ ARRANGE++(ctr-to-rt) 3P-POSS WORD ALRIGHT20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=219
626Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/A1P-IX APPRECIATE DISTRIBUTE SHOW SEVERAL(2h) 3P-POSS-DUAL(lt) STORY BUT HAVE NEGATIVE TIME-PERIOD59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=626
638Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/A1P-IX PICK-FROM(-from-rt) ONE BY pn:BARTLETT M-R B-A-R-T-L-E-T-T STORY THAT++(2h) OLD(2h) AND EASY ARRANGE STORY ABOUT pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(lt) CRUCIFY DIE ONE DAY E-A-S-T-E-R DAY SUNDAY60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=638
644Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/A1P-IX PICK-FROM(-from-rt) ONE BY pn:BARTLETT M-R B-A-R-T-L-E-T-T STORY THAT++(2h) OLD(2h) AND EASY ARRANGE STORY ABOUT pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(lt) CRUCIFY DIE ONE DAY E-A-S-T-E-R DAY SUNDAY60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=644
755Hotchkiss (1913) STORYN/A1P-IX APPRECIATE STORY OTHER ABOUT TEACH~AGENT SIGN BUT TIME-PERIOD SMALL71hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=755