Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: CAKE

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
123Higgins (1923) CAKECAKECAKE: Right inverted finger tips as if holding cover of can to cut the cakes. (Biscuit: "Hot" "Cakes").26hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=123&refid=higgins1923
791Long (1918) CAKE~SWEETCAKECAKE: Place the right "5" hand against the palm of the open left, so the ends of the fingers form almost a circle; lift the hand away a little, at the same time drawing the ends of the fingers closer together but not touching. Precede or follow this with the sign for "sweet," i.e., draw the end of the right "H" hand downward across the mouth.88hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=791&refid=long1918
792Long (1918) CAKE~WARMBISCUITBISCUIT: Same as for cake except make the sign for "warm" or "hot" instead of for "sweet," as follows: Hold the right hand over the mouth and draw away quickly as if the hand were warm or hot.89hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=792&refid=long1918
103Michaels (1923) STIR~PIE~EATCAKECAKE: 1. Make motion of beating egg or battering with a spoon. 2. Make a small circular motion with the index fingers in front of you. 3. Make one-quarter cut, as in Pie. 4. Sign eat. Pleasant look.38hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=103&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
38McGregor (1912) cakeN/Abs:-to-rt W-H-Y(slow,int) NEGATIVE GIVE-2P SWEET cl-d-trace:1onB(cake)?6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=38
92McGregor (1912) cakeN/Abs:-to-rt gs:NO-NO 2P-IX UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING, 1P-IX-PL KNOW GOOD LIVE(rf) GIVE RED~SUGAR cl-d-trace:1onB(cake,3x).13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=92
97McGregor (1912) cakeN/Abs:-to-lt DEAF gs:WAIT(int) SUGAR cl-d-trace:1onB(cake,circ)...14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=97