Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: TELL

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
224Long (1918) DESCRIBEEXPLAIN, TELL ABOUT, DESCRIBEDESCRIBE: (2) 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=224&refid=long1918
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
214Long (1918) TELLTELLTELL: Place the forefinger of "G" hand under the lower lip, horizontally, then throw it out as if the finger were carrying words out of the mouth.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=214&refid=long1918
565Michaels (1923) TELLTELLTELL: 1. Put the index finger of the right hand to your mouth. 2. Move the hand out forward and downward.121hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=565&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
28Erd (1913) TELLN/Aminehaha:LISTEN, 3P-IX(lt) TELL(-to-rt) 1P-IX HEAR(pitch) cl-d:55(rushing-water,-to-lt), HEAR(pitch) cl-d:55+(roaring-thunder,rt) cl-d:55(rushing-water,-to-lt) 4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=28
52Erd (1913) TELLN/Aold nokomis: pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing pose:stop 1P-POSS BABY(swaying) TELL(-to-lt) OLD(1h,bow) FATHER THERE(rt,pitch) 2P-IX(lt) HEAR(pitch) THAT(1h) ALL-NIGHT WIND-BLOW(up)(swaying) AMONG TALL(lt) TREE(sweep-arc_lt-to-rt), pose:hands-clasped.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=52
91Erd (1913) TELL-2PN/Aold nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) old nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE-to-cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=91
236Fay (1913) TELLN/ASO-AS 1P-IX TELEGRAPH~TELEGRAPH(-to-lt) TO pn:EMG TELL(-to-lt) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O FUTURE COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=236
320Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/AOTHER TIME-PERIOD pn:CLERC 3P-SELF(rc) SUMMONS(lc) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height,lt) GOING PASS(-to-rt) HOUSE ASK(rc) 2P-IX APPRECIATE++ TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ S-T-E-W-A-R-D(l-hand) OVER-ALL INSTITUTE(l-hand) TELL(-to-rt) COMMAND GO(rt-to-lt) WOOD BRING(rt-to-lt) 1P-IX30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=320
325Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/AOTHER TIME-PERIOD pn:CLERC 3P-SELF(rc) SUMMONS(lc) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height,lt) GOING PASS(-to-rt) HOUSE ASK(rc) 2P-IX APPRECIATE++ TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ S-T-E-W-A-R-D(l-hand) OVER-ALL INSTITUTE(l-hand) TELL(-to-rt) COMMAND GO(rt-to-lt) WOOD BRING(rt-to-lt) 1P-IX30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=325
342Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/ABUT THAT(1h) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) FORGET THINKING ABOUT PLAY++(lt-to-rt) FORGET~GONE TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD++ AND pn:CLERC GET DET-IX(rt) WOOD gs:NOTHING32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=342
370Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/A2P-IX, 1P-IX, 2P-IX, 1P-IX ASK(-to-lt) 2P-IX APPRECIATE+ TELL(-to-rt) STEWARD+BRING(rt-to-ctr) WOOD 2P-IX pose:nod++(-to-rt) GO-AWAY(-to-lt) FORGET~GONE gs:DARN-IT FORGET35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=370
387Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/ATOMORROW++ MEET(-to-lc) THAT(1h) MALE TELL(-to-lt) SAME gs:DARN-IT DET-IX+(lt) MALE FORGET37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=387
766Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/A1P-IX CAN ONE(l-hand) TELL(2h,arc) TO 2P-IX-PL SAME pn:TURNER D-R T-U-R-N-E-R TELL(2h,arc) TO DET-IX-PL(-to-X) CHILDREN ONCE AGO72hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=766
773Hotchkiss (1913) TELLN/A1P-IX CAN ONE(l-hand) TELL(2h,arc) TO 2P-IX-PL SAME pn:TURNER D-R T-U-R-N-E-R TELL(2h,arc) TO DET-IX-PL(-to-X) CHILDREN ONCE AGO72hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=773
68McGregor (1913) TELL-3PN/AOR 3P-SELF(rc) FRIEND FOLLOW~AGENT SEVERAL(2h) CLASS(diminutive,lt-to-rt), TELL-3P(rt) 1P-POSS-PL(at_rt) FATHER ASK-QUESTION?7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=68
117McGregor (1913) TELLN/ATO THAT(1h,rt) CLASS(exp) pn:JESUS TELL 14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=117
156McGregor (1913) TELLN/ABUT WHEN pn:JESUS TELL(2h-alt)THAT(1h) WORD+++, WORLD ARRANGE gs:NOTHING AND(rf) PEOPLE ALL-OVER LOOK-AT-3P(1h,up) UNDERSTAND CLEAR NOT.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=156
495McGregor (1913) TELL-3PN/A3P-IX(lt) TELL-3P(rt) 1P-IX PUT-DOWN+ NAME++ MALE~ALL-OVER WHO GOD(up) 3P-SELF(up) LOVE.47hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=495
581Veditz (1913) TELLN/A3P-SELF+(rt) TELL(2h,arc) HERE SIGN WORTH(rf)~gs:NOTHING HELP gs:NOTHING TO DEAF.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=581