Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: WORK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
853Higgins (1923) WORKWORKWORK: Wrist of right struck several times on the back of left closed prone hand, right "S" vertical and palm leftward.150hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=853&refid=higgins1923
349Long (1918) FAILFAIL, TO HAVE ONE'S WORK FAIL (1)FAIL, TO HAVE ONE'S WORK FAIL: Hold open hands upon a level with the chin one above the other; let them fall, rolling over each other in the descent. XIII,169.48hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=349&refid=long1918
377Long (1918) WORKWORKWORK: Throw right "A" hand down against left "A" hand two or three times so that the lower side of right wrist strikes the top side of left wrist. (With both hands in position of "A" throw wrists together.) Same sign followed by "much" signifies "busy." VIII,182.51hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=377&refid=long1918
627Long (1918) WORK~DOBUSYBUSY: Make the sign for work, i.e., strike the top of the left wrist with the under side of the right wrist, holding the hands in position of "S," and add sign of "action."73hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=627&refid=long1918
181Michaels (1923) WORK~DO~COLLECTEARNEARN: 1. Strike the right wrist on the left wrist two or three times. 2. Sign "do." 3. Make a scoop-in movement with the palm of your right hand over and along the palm of your left hand.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=181&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
52Cloud (1913) WORKN/A3P-SELF PASS-DOWN(rf) FANCY PEOPLE, RICH HAVE, LEARN WISE HAVE SOUL STRONG LOVE FEEL~PITY(2h) FOR(rf) PEOPLE, AND WITH EVERY++(linear) HOPE FOR(rf) GLORY SUCCEED IN ANY WORK WANT+, 2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=52
355Erd (1913) WORKN/ACOMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR WORK DO(pitch) gs:NOTHING(pitch), COMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR SUFFER~PAIN. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=355
1006Gallaudet (1910) WORKN/A1P-IX TRY FIND WORK(rep3x,arc) PROGRESS FUTURE89hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=1006
21Regensburg (1913) WORKN/A3P-IX(rt) FAMOUS DEAF SCIENCE LEAD IN THAT(1h) WORK.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=regensburg&glossid=21