Signer: Fox, Thomas F. (1915)
Title of film: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Number of segments: 25
ASL English Segment
PEOPLE cl-p:55(gather) IN G-E-T-T-Y-S-B-U--G FOR(l-hand) cl:CC(set-aside,-to-lc) PLACE(lc) NEW LAND ALL-OVER(rt) PUT(2h-alt,lc) DIE(2h) ARMY+ AGOPeople gathered at Gettysburg to dedicate this new land to those who fought and died in battle here.3
pn:LINCOLN(1x) 3P-SELF(rt) BEFORE PICK-FROM(1h,-from-rt,l-hand) FOR LECTURE SHOW ALL-OVER(rt) LAND BECOME HONOR(bow)Lincoln was chosen to speak at the dedication of this land.4
pn:LINCOLN(1x) SAY+++++(ctr-to-rc-to-rt) ONE(l-hand) LECTURE UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT-PAST(l-hand)/FEEL(bow_head-to-rt) WONDERFUL(3x) LECTURE What Lincoln said in this one address has moved our hearts in solemn reverence.5
BUT MAKE(error) pn:LINCOLN 3P-SELF(rt) FEEL gs:WHATBut I wonder what Lincoln's view of his own words was.6
END 3P-IX(rt) LECTURE 3P-IX(rf) gs:GO~gs:SIT(-to-rt), ONE(l-hand) FRIEND gs:TAP-3P(-to-rt) PRAISE(-to-rt) GIVE-GIFT(rt) DET-IX(rt) LECTURE BEAUTIFUL(l-hand)After he had spoken and sat down, a friend commended Lincoln for his eloquent speech.7
pn:LINCOLN SAY(1x) (neg) 1P-POSS SAY WORTH LITTLE-BIT In response, Lincoln said that his speech had little import. 8
DET-HON(l-hand, lt) MALE/DET-HON(lt) LECTURE+(int) WONDERFUL, WORD++(lc-to-rc) FUTURE CONTINUE cl:55(flowing-fwd) YEAR++ MANY+ FUTURE. Instead, his esteemed colleague's words would stand for time immemorial9
1P-POSS(l-hand) gs:OH-WELL WORTH NOTHING(1h,l-hand)His words paled in comparison.10
DAY NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT/THERE-HON LECTURE+ VARIOUS, pn:LINCOLN 3P-POSS(rt) G-E-T-Y-B-G A-D-R-E-S CONTINUE ONE(l-hand) CORRECT C-L-A-S-I-C, BEAUTIFUL, NEAT. Today we see numerous speeches, But Lincoln's Gettysburg Address remains a classic in the purest sense.11
OTHER(l-hand) LECTURE~AGENT(lc) 1P-IX-PL(rf) READ(-to-rc) INTERESTING(l-hand,rc) BUT(rc) TRUE(l-hand,rc) NOT(rf,rc) EQUAL(rc) 3P-POSS(rt) pn:LINCOLNOther orators interest us, but none can equal Lincoln's Address.12
EIGHTY-SEVEN YEAR PAST 1P-POSS-PL FATHER(2h) BRING(rt-shoulder-to-ctr) ON HERE LAND~ALL-OVER ONE NEW NATION Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,13
SHAPE(rt) IN FREE AND cl:CC(set-aside,rt) TO DET-IX PRINCIPLE ALL MALE~FEMALE~PEOPLE BORN EQUAL.conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.14
NOW 1P-IX-PL BIND~MIX IN ONE(rf) LARGE WAR BETWEEN 1P-POSS-PL PEOPLE FOR WEIGH-SCALE PROVE OR THAT(2h) NATION OR(rf) OTHER(rf)~ANY NATION SO-AS SHAPE(rc) SO-AS cl:CC(set-aside,-to-rt) CAN LONG CONTINUE Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.15
1P-IX-PL cl-p:CC(gather) ON ONE LARGE WAR LAND~ALL-OVER THAT(1h) WAR FOR(l-hand) cl:CC(set-aside-to-rt) SOME(rc) THAT(1h,rt) LAND(rt) FOR ONE LAST REST PLACE FOR(rc) THAT(1h,rt) ARMY+ WHO HERE GIVE-GIFT(up) 3P-POSS(rc) LIVE SO-AS THAT(2h) NATION CAN LIVE.We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.16
TRUE ALL~WITH AGREE(rc) ALRIGHT(rc) FOR 1P-IX-PL DO THAT(2h)It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.17
BUT IN(rf) ONE SUPERIOR UNDERSTAND 1P-IX-PL CANT+ GIVE-GIFT~cl:CC(set-aside,rt)But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate18
1P-IX-PL(rf) CANT+ GIVE-GIFT~BOW-DOWN~HONOR(rt)--we cannot consecrate--19
1P-IX-PL CANT+ MAKE~NEAT HERE(rt) LANDwe cannot hallow --this ground.20
DET-IX(ctr) BRAVE ARMY+ LIVE AND DIE(2h) WHO(l-hand,rf) WAR HERE END MAKE~NEAT MOST THAN 1P-POSS-PL WEAK STRONG CAN ADD+(lc) THEN REMOVE(rc) The brave men, living or dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or to detract.21
DET-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.The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.22
TRUE 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) RESTIt is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.23
TRUE 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.It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us --that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion,24
2P-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) that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain,25
DET-IX-PL HERE NATION BELOW 3P-IX(up) FUTURE HAVE ONE NEW BORN RELATED(lc-to-rc) WITH FREEthat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom;26
DET-IX-PL(arc) GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER-ALL 2P-POSS-PL PEOPLE BY DET-IX PEOPLE AND FOR DET-IX(-to-rt) PEOPLE FUTURE NOT~NEVER WIPE~AWAY FROM EARTH HERE. and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.27