Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: UNDERSTAND

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
804Higgins (1923) UNDERSTANDUNDERSTANDUNDERSTAND: Right bent index tip, palm inward, against middle forehead, and index becoming straight vertical as hand moves out and up from forehead.141hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=804&refid=higgins1923
190Long (1918) UNDERSTANDUNDERSTANDUNDERSTAND: With the right "G" forefinger bent or crooked, bring the back of the nail against the center of the forehead, draw the end of the finger upward and out until it is straight, describing a parabola. VI,98.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=190&refid=long1918
534Michaels (1923) UNDERSTANDSMARTSMART: 1. Push the index finger of the right hand from the bridge of the nose up across the forehead. 2. Have an intelligent look.115hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=534&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
81Draper (1915) UNDERSTANDN/AUNDERSTAND ASK-QUESTION MANY(circ) RELATED WITH DEAF(l-hand) TEACH+ gs:NOTHING(neg), BUT 3P-IX(rf) FEEL BELIEVE STILL(2h).11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=81
197Fox (1915) UNDERSTANDN/ABUT IN(rf) ONE SUPERIOR UNDERSTAND 1P-IX-PL CANT+ GIVE-GIFT~cl:CC(set-aside,rt)18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=197
266Hotchkiss (1913) UNDERSTANDN/AGIVE DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc) CHILDREN UNDERSTAND HOW BIG CHANGE(exp) IN UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTE TWO DET-IX-DUAL SENTENCE ABOUT WORD L-I-V-E(lc) AND E-A-T(rc) cl:L:L:(exchange-words)24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=266
271Hotchkiss (1913) UNDERSTANDN/AGIVE DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc) CHILDREN UNDERSTAND HOW BIG CHANGE(exp) IN UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTE TWO DET-IX-DUAL SENTENCE ABOUT WORD L-I-V-E(lc) AND E-A-T(rc) cl:L:L:(exchange-words)24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=271
574Hotchkiss (1913) UNDERSTANDN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR EVERY+++ DEAF SPEAK MALE NEED gs:ORDERED-TO-GO(rt-to-lt) GOING(-to-lt) pn:CLERC C-L-E-R-C AND MONEY GIVE(-to-lt) FOR 3P-POSS(lt) TEACH(-to-rt) SO-AS ALL GET UNDERSTAND 3P-POSS(lt) SPIRIT SIGN55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=574
84McGregor (1912) UNDERSTANDN/Abs:-to-rt gs:NO-NO 2P-IX UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING, 1P-IX-PL KNOW GOOD LIVE(rf) GIVE RED~SUGAR cl-d-trace:1onB(cake,3x).13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=84
166McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/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=166
209McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/ADONT-KNOW WHO LIVE NEAR+ 3P-IX-PL(lt-to-rt) CANT FEEL(deliberate) BROTHER gs:NOTHING UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) WORD+ 22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=209
240McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=240
248McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/A1P-IX-PL NOW UNDERSTAND CLEAR TRUE WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=248
391McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/ABUT fs:IF 1P-IX-PL SEE MALE SEVERAL(2h,rt) TAKE(2h-alt,ctr-to-rt)~RICH(rt) AND MANY+(lc) HAVE ENOUGH NOT, 1P-IX-PL UNDERSTAND THAT(2h) BECAUSE 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING 3P-SELF(rt) TRUE TAKE(2h-alt,ctr) 3P-POSS(rt) fs:OWN(int) MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME. 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=391
395McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/ABUT fs:IF 1P-IX-PL SEE MALE SEVERAL(2h,rt) TAKE(2h-alt,ctr-to-rt)~RICH(rt) AND MANY+(lc) HAVE ENOUGH NOT, 1P-IX-PL UNDERSTAND THAT(2h) BECAUSE 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING 3P-SELF(rt) TRUE TAKE(2h-alt,ctr) 3P-POSS(rt) fs:OWN(int) MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME. 37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=395
406McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/AWHEN 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND CLEAR WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER, 3P-SELF(rt) FUTURE(int) DO THAT(1h) NEGATIVE 38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=406
602McGregor (1913) UNDERSTANDN/AWHEN WORLD UNDERSTAND CLEAR pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(up,rt) WORD+, 1P-POSS-PL FATHER IN 3P-POSS(rt) TRUE MEANING, FUTURE(2h) TAKE(2h-alt) STRUGGLE, WAR STOP(int) END AND 3P-POSS(up,int,rt) KING TRUE COME(-from-up) ON EARTH.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=602
358Veditz (1913) UNDERSTANDN/A3P-SELF-PL CAN TALK TO 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) IN DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) ONLY SIGN 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) UNDERSTAND CAN.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=358
574Veditz (1913) UNDERSTANDN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-lt) NOT UNDERSTAND SIGN52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=574