Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
646Higgins (1923) WATER~RAINRAINRAIN: Right index tip of "W" hand at corner of mouth for "water" then spread prone hands lowered whilst fingers oscillate. ("White" instead of "Water" in this sign would denote "Snow").114hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=646&refid=higgins1923
881Long (1918) WATER~RAINRAINRAIN: Sign for "water;" then bring the "5" hands elevated toward the side, fingers pointing out and palms down; drop the hands, lifting and dropping them several times in succession, the fingers thus indicating the falling drops of rain. XVIII,348.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=881&refid=long1918
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