Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: BLACK

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
91Higgins (1923) BLACKBLACKBLACK: Rub right index tip across eyebrow towards the right, palm inward.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=91&refid=higgins1923
162Higgins (1923) BLACK~CLOUDCLOUDCLOUD: Right index tip drawn along the brow for "Black" and open hand raised and moved around to indicate the rolling of the clouds.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=162&refid=higgins1923
715Higgins (1923) BLACK~CLOUD(1h)SMOKESMOKE: "Black" and right vertical fingers upwards in spirals. (Smoke a cigar: Right vertical "V" fingers, palm inward, as if holding a cigar).126hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=715&refid=higgins1923
668Long (1918) BLACKBLACKBLACK: Draw the forefinger of the right "G" hand across the right eyebrow from left to right.77hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=668&refid=long1918
777Long (1918) BLACK~cl:C(shake-pepper)PEPPERPEPPER: Draw the forefinger of the right "G" hand from left to right across the right eyebrow; bring the hand out to the right and let it assume the position of the open "O" hand, then throw it toward the imaginary plate as you would a salt shaker.87hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=777&refid=long1918
879Long (1918) BLACK~CLOUDCLOUDSCLOUDS: Draw the forefinger across the eyebrow as above; then hold the "5" hands out in front elevated and encircle one with the other while they are moved about in front of the face.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=879&refid=long1918
85Michaels (1923) BLACKBLACKBLACK: 1. Pass the tip of the index finger along the eye brow. (Eye brows are usually black).35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=85&refid=michaels1923
143Michaels (1923) BLACK~EAGLE~FLYCROWCROW: 1. Pass the index finger over the eye-brow: black. 2. Pass the hooked index finger over the nose. 3. Flap the arms and hands as in bird.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=143&refid=michaels1923
529Michaels (1923) BLACK~HARD~WRITESLATESLATE: 1. Pass the point of the index finger along the eye-brow: black. 2. Strike on the back of the left fist with the hooked index fingers. 3. Go through motion of writing on something in front of you.114hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=529&refid=michaels1923
14Michaels (1923) BLACK~NEGRO~gs:SKINAFRICAAFRICA: 1. Draw the index finger along your eye brow: black. 2. Press your middle finger against the nose: negro. 3. Close the fingers of the right hand with the thumb on the index finger. 4. Move the right hand in a circle over the back of the left hand.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=14&refid=michaels1923
125Michaels (1923) BLACK~ROCK~FIRECOALCOAL: 1. Pass the index finger of one hand along the eye-brow: black. 2. Strike on the back of the other hand: hard. 3. Add the sign for burn.42hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=125&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
99Erd (1913) BLACKN/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=99
467Gallaudet (1910) BLACKN/ANEAR(rep) THAT(1h) H-E-A-T-H-E-R, LAND PLACE(-to-rt) WITH G-O-R-S-E YELLOW BEAUTIFUL VERY ALL-OVER(2h,l-hand_static,rc) AND(l-hand) FROM-THEN-ON(-to-rt) B-R-A-K-E-N RED(l-hand) BLACK(l-hand) COLOR GROW(rep3x,small_arc_at_rt) AND DURING INDEFINITE LOOK-AT(1h+arc-to-rt) SEEM(2h) SAME ONE BEAUTIFUL ARTIST(rep5x,lt) cl-d-trace:11(picture-frame,lt) IN C-O-L-O-R 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=467
198Hotchkiss (1913) BLACKN/A3P-SELF(rt) cl-d:55-to-AA(long-to-floor,coat) BLACK cl-d:FF++++(buttons-dn-front-double-breasted) WITH cl-d:XX(hat-brim) cl-d:11(hat-height), cl-d:B(round-top-of-head) BLACK DET-IX-PL(-to-X) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) NAMED(-to-rt) S-T-O-V-E-P-I-P-E H-A-T19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=198
204Hotchkiss (1913) BLACKN/A3P-SELF(rt) cl-d:55-to-AA(long-to-floor,coat) BLACK cl-d:FF++++(buttons-dn-front-double-breasted) WITH cl-d:XX(hat-brim) cl-d:11(hat-height), cl-d:B(round-top-of-head) BLACK DET-IX-PL(-to-X) MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) NAMED(-to-rt) S-T-O-V-E-P-I-P-E H-A-T19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=204
91Marshall (1920) BLACKN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:SS(powder-horn) FULL BLACK(l-hand) cl-d:FgrabI(powder) cl:A(pour-in)/cl:O(horn) cl:SonS(stuff-powder-in) gs:STRIKE-MATCH(from_leg) cl-ttrace:1tip(path-to-rt)13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=91
331McGregor (1913) BLACK~FACEN/AAND(int) 1P-IX-PL STOP gs:WAIT (rt)ASK-QUESTION(-to-rt) WHO THERE(rt) BLACK~FACE OR YELLOW OR WHITE~FACE OR BROWN(ctr) gs:NOTHING(exp) gs:NOTHING(exp)34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=331