Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: BABY

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
53Higgins (1923) BABYBABYBABY: Right hand placed in crook of left arm as if it were a child.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=53&refid=higgins1923
367Higgins (1923) DAD~gs:HOLD-BABY-higherGRANDFATHERGRANDFATHER: "Father" and right supine elevated at side, left supine also raised but some what lower.68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=367&refid=higgins1923
368Higgins (1923) MOM~gs:HOLD-BABY-higherGRANDMOTHERGRANDFATHER: "Father" and right supine elevated at side, left supine also raised but some what lower. (Grandmother: "Mother" and as above.)68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=368&refid=higgins1923
97Long (1918) BABYBABYBABY: Indicate with arms the act of holding or swinging a baby in the arms.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=97&refid=long1918
77Long (1918) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHER (1)FATHER: With fingers closed and thumb extended, place thumb at the right side of the forehead and at right angles to it; with a slightly twisting motion, bring hand away, opening fingers and turning palm upward; at the same time, bring the left hand up similarly and place parallel to the right as if lifting up a babe. III,34.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=77&refid=long1918
79Long (1918) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABYMOTHER (1)MOTHER: Starting wtih the sign for "woman" bring hands in same way as for "father." III,35.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=79&refid=long1918
84Long (1918) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABY-higherGRANDMOTHERGRANDMOTHER: Sign for "woman;" then bring hands in position as for "grandfather."22hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=84&refid=long1918
83Long (1918) MALE~gs:HOLD-BABY-higherGRANDFATHERGRANDFATHER: Sign for "father;" then with a slight twisting motion, raise both hands the second time and a little higher as if to represent a generation up. III,39.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=83&refid=long1918
49Michaels (1923) BABYBABYBABY: 1. Put your right hand on your left forearm. 2. Move the forearm and hand up and down as you do a baby.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=49&refid=michaels1923
202Michaels (1923) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHERFATHER: 1. Close both hands. 2. Put the right hand to the forehead (male). 3. Put the left hand a little above and outward from the head. 4. Move both hand simultaneously to the left and as you do so spread out the fingers. (For grandfather, move the hands and spread out the fingers two times.)57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=202&refid=michaels1923
152Michaels (1923) FEMALE~BABY~cl-d:B(small-height)DAUGHTERDAUGHTER: 1. Sign female and baby. 2. Show height47hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=152&refid=michaels1923
400Michaels (1923) FEMALE~gs:HOLD-BABYMOTHERMOTHER: 1. Make the sign for female. 2. Move both hands fingers closed to the left and upward. 3. Spread out the fingers as you make the movement upward.92hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=400&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
71Dougherty (1913) BABYN/AAWHILE HEAR YELL, KNOW NEW BABY COME.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=71
51Erd (1913) BABYN/Aold nokomis: pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing pose:stop 1P-POSS BABY(swaying) TELL(-to-lt) OLD(1h,bow) FATHER THERE(rt,pitch) 2P-IX(lt) HEAR(pitch) THAT(1h) ALL-NIGHT WIND-BLOW(up)(swaying) AMONG TALL(lt) TREE(sweep-arc_lt-to-rt), pose:hands-clasped.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=51
90Erd (1913) BABYN/Aold nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) old nokomis:pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing NEGATIVE(up) 1P-POSS BABY TELL-2P(-to-lt) OLD(1h) FATHER THERE(-to-lc) THAT(1h) 2P-IX SEE RED~FIRE-to-cl:55(smoke) BLACK cl:55(smoke,2h-to-1h_floating-to-rt) 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=90