Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
784Long (1918) RED~cl-d:L:/B(circumference-in-palm)TOMATOESTOMATOES: Make sign for "red" (i.e., draw the forefinger of the right "G" hand downward against the lower lip); place the end of the right thumb in center of the left palm and with this as a pivot make a circle on the palm with end of the forefinger. Or, Draw the end of the right thumb around the outside of the left "S" hand as in slicing.88hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=784&refid=long1918
585Michaels (1923) TOMATOESTOMATOTOMATO: 1. Use your left fist for a tomato. 2. Feel around it with your right hand palm. 3. Tip the lips with your right index finger: for red. 4. Draw the right index finger two or three times across the left fist as if cutting slices off of the tomato.124hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=585&refid=michaels1923
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