Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: WHAT

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
832Higgins (1923) WHATWHATWHAT: Left open supine hand, fingers spread and pointing outward and right index tip drawn down across the left fingers; or, right vertical index shaken near the ear as if to ascertain what is in the tip of the finger; or, both supine palms in front, fingers pointing out, questioning expression. (Which).146hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=832&refid=higgins1923
764Long (1918) gs:WHATWHEREWHERE: Extend the open hands, palm up, from the side out to the front and give them a side to side shake with a look of inquiry on the face. XV,301.86hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=764&refid=long1918
41Long (1918) WHATWHATWHAT: Hold left hand in front of you, with palm toward you, fingers pointing to right and held apart; place the end of the right forefinger on that of left forefinger, and then draw it down across the other fingers. Or, (2) Hold right forefinger poised at a slight angle, then shake it from side to side as in shaking a rattle. Note: The first sign is preferable; when used as an interrogative, express inquiry on the face or make a question mark in the air.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=41&refid=long1918
643Michaels (1923) WHATWHATWHAT: 1. Strike on the index finger of the left hand with the right index finger. 2. Move the right hand with the palm turned up out in front of you. 3. Move the hand right and left. Or just move your index finger in a round-about way in front of you.135hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=643&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
72Cloud (1913) WHATN/A3P-SELF DEVIATE FROM fs:THE WAY GLORY PEOPLE BEFORE FOLLOW AND MAKE NEW WAY AND MOST FOR 3P-SELF IN gs:WHAT FUTURE(2h) FOLLOW BY S-I-C-A-R-D, C-L-E-R-C, fs:THE G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T-S AND ALL WHO UP-TILL-NOW WHO FUTURE BECOME TRUE FRIEND TEACH~AGENT DEAF.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=72
105Cloud (1913) WHATN/ANOW HAVE IN pn:FRANCE NEAR+ P-A-R-I-S IN CITY(circ) V-E-R-S-L-E-S ONE FANCY SHAPE ESTABLISH PLACE gs:WHAT(rf) D-E L-E-P-E TRUE BORN, LARGE IN SHAPE BEAUTIFUL IMAGE AND DEAF MALE MAKE; 3P-IX(rc) GIVE-GIFT BY DEAF FRANCE.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=105
40Fox (1915) WHATN/ABUT MAKE(error) pn:LINCOLN 3P-SELF(rt) FEEL gs:WHAT6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=40
237Fox (1915) WHATN/ADET-IX(rt) WORLD FUTURE(l-hand) LITTLE-BIT LOOK-AT(-to-lt) OR LONG KNOW~STAY gs:WHAT 1P-IX-PL SAY+ HERE(neg), BUT WORLD FUTURE NEVER FORGET gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL ARMY+ DO HERE.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=237
246Fox (1915) WHATN/ADET-IX(rt) WORLD FUTURE(l-hand) LITTLE-BIT LOOK-AT(-to-lt) OR LONG KNOW~STAY gs:WHAT 1P-IX-PL SAY+ HERE(neg), BUT WORLD FUTURE NEVER FORGET gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL ARMY+ DO HERE.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=246
287Fox (1915) WHATN/ATRUE BETTER FOR 1P-IX-PL~1P-SELF-PL PAY-ATTENTION+(rt) TO DET-IX(ctr) LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET DO gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL(rf) ARMY++ UP-TILL-NOW PROGRESS.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=287
153Hubbard (1913) WHATN/A3P-SELF gs:SWORN-IN(1h) BECOME PRESIDENT pn:AMERICA, 3P-POSS(lt) DO(lt) FIRST gs:WHAT, 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE OLD MOTHER gs:SIT(lt) pose:embrace-and-kiss-cl:S(head_lt) 16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=153
67McGregor (1912) WHATN/Apose:lean-fwd(lt) THERE(rf,lt) gs:WHAT DEAF SMART LIPREAD SAY(rf)?12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=67
216McGregor (1913) WHATN/ABUT NOW~DAY gs:WHAT? 1P-IX-PL FIND(1h) THERE-HON(arc) DIFFERENT WORLD PROGRESS+++(fwd)23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=216
351McGregor (1913) WHATN/AALL(int) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHER IN TROUBLE NEED+ HELP(-to-rt) DET-IX(at_X) THINK~SUPERIOR 1P-IX-PL KNOW WHAT+ HARM 3P-IX(rt) HARM-1P 1P-IX-PL, ANY HELP(-to-rt) 3P-IX(rt) HELP-1P 1P-IX 35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=351
590McGregor (1913) WHATN/AWORTH THING MOST ON EARTH gs:WHAT? SERVE TO OTHER OTHER(arc) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHer(glitch) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHER SISTER.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=590
210Veditz (1913) WHATN/AAND 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) ADMIT THAT+(2h) SUPERIOR(lt) SHOW THANKYOU(2h,lt) TO WHAT, TO ONE THING, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) ALLOW+ USE(1h) SIGN IN 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SCHOOL.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=210