Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: TO-BE(AUX)

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
4Long (1918) TO-BE(aux)TO BE (auxiliary of passive)TO BE, auxiliary of the passive voice: Press the forefinger of the right "G" hand, pointing upward, against the mouth; then bring both open hands, palm toward palm, pointing upward, to the side of the face and throw each back over the corresponding shoulders, letting the thumbs strike against and come to rest on the shoulders.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=4&refid=long1918
25Michaels (1923) TO-BE(aux)AMAM (to be) 1. Touch the breasy with either index finger. 2. Hold both hands with palms up in front of you. (Note: Some would put the index finger across the lips and move the finger outward). 23hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=25&refid=michaels1923
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