Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: WAIT

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
819Higgins (1923) WAITWAITWAIT: Both bent hands tandem to one side, palms facing each other, but one hand nearer the body, fingers bending as if beckoning.144hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=819&refid=higgins1923
152Long (1918) WAITWAITWAIT: Extend the left arm out a little way from the side, palm up; bring the right hand in the same position "tandem"-wise, so the arm rests across the body; work the fingers as in playing a piano or a stringed instrument, only have the fingers pointing up. IV,75.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=152&refid=long1918
623Michaels (1923) HUSH~WAITWAITWAIT: 1. Press your index finger against your lips. 2. Hold both hands out forward with the palms up, and the left hand a little further out than the right hand. 3. Wiggle the fingers. 4. Have a patient look.131hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=623&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
95McGregor (1912) WAITN/Abs:-to-lt DEAF gs:WAIT(int) SUGAR cl-d-trace:1onB(cake,circ)...14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=95
327McGregor (1913) WAITN/AAND(int) 1P-IX-PL STOP gs:WAIT (rt)ASK-QUESTION(-to-rt) WHO THERE(rt) BLACK~FACE OR YELLOW OR WHITE~FACE OR BROWN(ctr) gs:NOTHING(exp) gs:NOTHING(exp)34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=327