Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: BEFORE

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
75Higgins (1923) BEFOREBEFORE (time)BEFORE (Time): Both vertical hands held in front, back to back, left palm frontwards and right palm inward, right palm moved back towards and over shoulder.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=75&refid=higgins1923
78Higgins (1923) BEFOREBEHIND (time)BEHIND (Time): Both hands vertical held in front, back to back, left palm inward and right palm outward, right hand alone moved forward. (This sign has the sense of "After" "Future" or "Next").18hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=78&refid=higgins1923
704Long (1918) BEFOREBEFOREBEFORE: Same position as in "after," but with the hands reversed so that the right hand is on the inside, and draw the right hand toward self. Or, (2) Hold the left open hand pointing upward and back of hand toward self; right hand in position as above and draw toward self. XIV,277.81hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=704&refid=long1918
971Long (1918) BEFOREBEFORE (time)BEFORE (in time): See preceding pages.106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=971&refid=long1918
63Michaels (1923) BEFOREBEFORE (time)BEFORE (before a certain time): 1. Hold the left hand with the back of the hand facing you. 2. Put the back of the right hand against the back of the left hand. 3. Draw the right hand toward you and move the left hand forward from you. 30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=63&refid=michaels1923
68Michaels (1923) BEFOREBEHIND TIMEBEHIND TIME: 1. Hold your right hand near your side with the palm turned inward. 2. Move the hand back and forward two or three times.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=68&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
61Cloud (1913) BEFOREN/A3P-SELF DEVIATE FROM fs:THE WAY GLORY PEOPLE BEFORE FOLLOW AND MAKE NEW WAY AND MOST FOR 3P-SELF IN gs:WHAT FUTURE(2h) FOLLOW BY S-I-C-A-R-D, C-L-E-R-C, fs:THE G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T-S AND ALL WHO UP-TILL-NOW WHO FUTURE BECOME TRUE FRIEND TEACH~AGENT DEAF.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=61
137Draper (1915) BEFOREN/AC-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=137
188Erd (1913) BEFOREN/Aold nokomis: ALLOW(rf) 3P-HON(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A pose:hands-clasped(-to-lt), ALLOW(up) 1P-IX BEFORE(pitch) DIE(2h,pitch) FOR 3P-IX(lt), ALLOW 1P-IX NOW DIE(pitch) SAME 3P-IX, pose:hands-clasped(pacing), pose:face-in-hand(moaning).20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=188
115Fay (1913) BEFOREN/ABUT BEFORE THAT(1h) DURING MONTH J-U-N-E GO-TO(rt) THERE(rt) CITY++ pn:WASHINGTON-DC STAY SEVERAL(2h) DAY+.8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=115
194Fay (1913) BEFOREN/AONE-DAY-AGO BEFORE pn:EMG GO-AWAY TO CITY pn:PHILADELPHIA FOR ARRANGE(3x) BEFORE FEW-DAYS-FUTURE ALL COLLEGE cl-p:CC(group,rt-to-lt) VISIT THAT(1h,lt) SHOW(lt).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=194
202Fay (1913) BEFOREN/AONE-DAY-AGO BEFORE pn:EMG GO-AWAY TO CITY pn:PHILADELPHIA FOR ARRANGE(3x) BEFORE FEW-DAYS-FUTURE ALL COLLEGE cl-p:CC(group,rt-to-lt) VISIT THAT(1h,lt) SHOW(lt).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=202
258Fay (1913) BEFOREN/ATHAT(1h) NIGHT pn:EMG ARRIVE AND TOMORROW MORNING BEFORE TIME~SEVEN, ALL COLLEGE, LEARN~AGENT, TEACH~AGENT cl-p:CC(gather) IN HOUSE~SUNDAY THERE(behind_back) 19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=258
17Fox (1915) BEFOREN/Apn:LINCOLN(1x) 3P-SELF(rt) BEFORE PICK-FROM(1h,-from-rt,l-hand) FOR LECTURE SHOW ALL-OVER(rt) LAND BECOME HONOR(bow)4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=17
102Hotchkiss (1913) BEFOREN/A3P-SELF(rt) END~LEAVE~REST YEAR TWO BEFORE 1P-IX+ GO-TO(-to-lt) ENTER(-to-lt) THAT(1h,-to-lc) SCHOOL(lc)9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=102
784Hotchkiss (1913) BEFOREN/A1P-IX HOPE NEGATIVE LONG(-from-leg) LONG(-from-leg) BEFORE 1P-IX-PL MEET AGAIN pose:bow73hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=784