Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: TAKE-UP

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
472Long (1918) TAKE-UPASSUME (take up)ASSUME (to take hold of a project or business): Reaching out both hands at the same time, make a grasping motion as if taking up something and lift the hands somewhat. At first the hands are open and they assume the "S" position as they are lifted. Add motion of lifting the burden upon the shoulders to indicate taking the responsibility.59hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=472&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
100Draper (1915) TAKE-UPN/Afs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=100