Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: WHY

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
840Higgins (1923) WHYWHYWHY: Right vertical hand tips, palm inward, against forehead, hand moved from forehead and changed quickly to "Y" hand. (Because).147hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=840&refid=higgins1923
1008Long (1918) WHYWHYWHY: Place the end of the open right hand on the head, above the right eye; bring it forward and downward, the hand as it drops assuming "Y" position. XXII,393.110hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1008&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
142Dougherty (1913) WHYN/A3P-IX(rf,rt) APPRECIATE NOT CHOOSE WHY(2h) N-I-T-R-O-U-S O-X-I-D-E OR L-A-U-G-H-I-N-G G-A-S DET-IX(rt) CONTINUE AWHILE(restr) FADE-AWAY STOP WAKE-UP.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=142
76Fay (1913) WHY~SUPERIORN/ADET-IX(lt) NAME FAMOUS SPECIAL ONE WHY~SUPERIOR(2h) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT NEGATIVE, BUT SO-AS MALE~cl-d:B(height) INTELLIGENT~INTELLIGENT(int), WISE, ENTHUSIASTIC, KIND, LOVE 3P-POSS(lt) PEOPLE~CLASS DO MUCH PROGRESS 3P-POSS(lt) NATION DURING YEAR+ FIFTY-EIGHT 3P-IX(lt) CONTINUE EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=76