Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
770Higgins (1923) DET-IXTHETHE: Right index pointing outward, dropped several inches. 135hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=770&refid=higgins1923
996Higgins (1923) TBDON THE STRIKEBoth "X" hands, palm down, stuck together from the sides so that the indices and thumbs collide.158hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=996&refid=higgins1923
680Long (1918) EXCEEDEXCESSIVE, EXCEED, ABOVE THE ORDINARYEXCESSIVE, EXCEED, ABOVE THE ORDINARY: Placing the left bent hand in front, palm down, rest the bent right hand upon the backs of the fingers, and then carry it up more or less according as the excess is great or small. XIII,266. 78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=680&refid=long1918
313Long (1918) GETRECEIVE, GET (by the speaker)RECEIVE, GET (by the speaker): Make similar motion (OBTAIN) but at the same time draw hands toward you. VIII,159.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=313&refid=long1918
730Long (1918) NEXT-ONENEXT (after the first)NEXT (after the first): Hold out the left "L" hand with the forefinger of the right "G" hand pointed just over and across it; giving the wrist a twist bring the right forefinger around the end of the left forefinger and up against its underside. XIV,289.83hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=730&refid=long1918
935Long (1918) pn:AMERICAAMERICA, THE UNIONAMERICA, signifying THE UNION: With palms toward self, lock the ends of the fingers of the "5" hands so they are crossed, one above the other (like rails on a fence), and drawing the hands toward the left, swing them around the front in a semi-circle to the right side. XX,364. Or, (2) With the right "A" hand, thumb up, describe a circle on the back of the left hand.103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=935&refid=long1918
276Long (1918) SUMMONS~COME-HERECALL, ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OFCALL, ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF: Hold open left hand out in front, palm down and back slightly toward self; strike the back with the open right hand and then beckon toward self. VII,144.41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=276&refid=long1918
117Michaels (1923) THINK~CHANGETO CHANGE THE MINDTO CHANGE THE MIND: 1. Touch the forehead with the tip of the index finger. 2. Sign the change.40hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=117&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
57Cloud (1913) THEN/A3P-SELF DEVIATE FROM fs:THE WAY GLORY PEOPLE BEFORE FOLLOW AND MAKE NEW WAY AND MOST FOR 3P-SELF IN gs:WHAT FUTURE(2h) FOLLOW BY S-I-C-A-R-D, C-L-E-R-C, fs:THE G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T-S AND ALL WHO UP-TILL-NOW WHO FUTURE BECOME TRUE FRIEND TEACH~AGENT DEAF.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=57
78Cloud (1913) THEN/A3P-SELF DEVIATE FROM fs:THE WAY GLORY PEOPLE BEFORE FOLLOW AND MAKE NEW WAY AND MOST FOR 3P-SELF IN gs:WHAT FUTURE(2h) FOLLOW BY S-I-C-A-R-D, C-L-E-R-C, fs:THE G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T-S AND ALL WHO UP-TILL-NOW WHO FUTURE BECOME TRUE FRIEND TEACH~AGENT DEAF.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=78
292Veditz (1913) THEN/ABUT DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) pn:AMERICA(rc) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:FRANCE(rt) DEAF(r-hand) KNOW(r-hand), pn:GERMANY(lt) DEAF(l-hand) KNOW(l-hand) TRUE fs:THE ORAL M-E-T-H-O-D POOR~MOST.26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=292
408Veditz (1913) THEN/AAND 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) WANT KEEP++ fs:THE SIGN SAME~THAT(1h,lc) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW USE(1h)36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=408