Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: WORTH

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
511Higgins (1923) WORTHMERITSMERITS: Joined thumb and index tips of both hands at either side palm toward palm, elevated as they are brought from the sides to meet in the center. (Reward) (Deserve) (Worthy) (Deserts).91hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=511&refid=higgins1923
647Long (1918) WORTHWORTHWORTH: Holding the extended "O" hands out in front, somewhat down, bring them up together in front as in "just," but note that they are brought up from a lower position and gradually approach each other and not from the sides straight together as in "just." XIII,258.75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=647&refid=long1918
649Long (1918) WORTH~MONEY~MUCHVALUABLEVALUABLE: Sometimes expressed by the sign for "worth," but it is more correct to add sign for "money" and "much," made as follows: MONEY: Strike the palm of the open left hand with the back of the right "&" hand several times. For MUCH: From its position in the palm, draw the right hand away, letting it become "5" hand with fingers pointing toward palm of left.75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=649&refid=long1918
648Long (1918) WORTH~NOTHINGWORTHLESSWORTHLESS: Sign for "worth," then follow with turning the hands apart, and dropping them. Or, (2) Strike the closed "O" hands together several times, bringing the thumbs and forefingers as closed together, then draw the hands apart. Or, in the last part of the sign open the hands quickly, draw the right hand above the left, and strike the palm of the left with the back of the right and let the hands then fall apart.75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=648&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
180Cloud (1913) WORTHN/AFROM THAT(rf,1h)SCHOOL ESTABLISH BY D-E L-E-P-E-E AND OVER-ALL 3P-POSS EXCHANGE~AGENT S-I-C-A-R-D, pn:GALLAUDET G-A-L-L-E-T GET FOR pn:AMERICA DEAF TWO WORTH THING, FINGERSPELLING AND SIGN.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=180
249Cloud (1913) WORTHN/ABUT D-E L-E-P-E-E WHO ESTABLISH TEACH DEAF WORLD MUST WORTH HAVE ONE SUPERIOR HONOR KNOW~STAY FROM(rf)1P-IX-PL THAN 1P-IX-PL HAVE NOW.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=249
154Fay (1913) WORTHN/AMANY(arc) THING WORTH MUCH 3P-IX WANT SEE+(rt) IN CITY(rt) pn:WASHINGTON-DC(rt), SO-AS 1P-IX-PL SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) NEGATIVE.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=154
59Fox (1915) WORTHN/Apn:LINCOLN SAY(1x) (neg) 1P-POSS SAY WORTH LITTLE-BIT 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=59
74Fox (1915) WORTHN/A1P-POSS(l-hand) gs:OH-WELL WORTH NOTHING(1h,l-hand)10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=74
273Fox (1915) WORTHN/ATRUE GOOD FOR(rf) 1P-IX-PL WHO LIVE HERE FOR CHANGE PAY-ATTENTION(-to-rt) TO(rt) THAT(2h) DO LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET,THAT(2h) DO 3P-SELF+(rt) GIVE(lc) LAST FULL WORTH 3P-POSS(rt) REST23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=273
300Fox (1915) WORTH~NOTHINGN/A2P-IX-PL~1P-IX-PL DECIDE DET-IX-PL(rt) HONOR(rc) DIE(2h) FUTURE(l-hand,rf) NOT(l-hand) DIE(1h) WORTH~NOTHING(l-hand) 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=300
979Gallaudet (1910) WORTHN/ATHAT(1h) WORTH LARGE84hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=979
223Hotchkiss (1913) WORTHN/AONCE 1P-IX KNOW~STAY 3P-SELF(rt) pn:CLERC GOING(-to-lt) ENTER(lt) INSTITUTE(lt) STAND STORY DISTRIBUTE DEAF ABOUT WORTH IMPORTANT 3P-IX-PL KEEP READ WRITE+ ARRANGE++(ctr-to-rt) 3P-POSS WORD ALRIGHT20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=223
673Hotchkiss (1913) WORTH~NOTHINGN/ATHINKING 3P-POSS(lt) pn:JESUS LIVE FAIL 3P-POSS(lt) DO WORTH~NOTHING ALL~WIPE-AWAY pose:grieving(hand-on-head)63hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=673
585McGregor (1913) WORTHN/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=585
584Veditz (1913) WORTH~NOTHINGN/A3P-SELF+(rt) TELL(2h,arc) HERE SIGN WORTH(rf)~gs:NOTHING HELP gs:NOTHING TO DEAF.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=584