Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
127Higgins (1923) CANCANCAN: Both closed hands horizontal, palm towards palm, forced down a few inches with a jerk. (Possible) (Able) (Ability).26hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=127&refid=higgins1923
5Long (1918) CANCAN, POSSIBILITYCAN: Hold the "S" hands out in front, elbows against sides, and let the hands drop a little way with a jerk. I,3.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=5&refid=long1918
105Michaels (1923) CANCANCAN: 1. Hold the clinched fists before you. 2. Move them up and down in a firm jolting manner to a stationary point near the waist.38hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=105&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
19Dougherty (1913) CANN/AALSO 3P-IX-PL ALL HONOR LOVE DOCTOR WHO INVENT cl-i:OintoB(anesthesia) CAUSE CAN(rf) SLEEP OUT PAIN STOP HAPPEN(rf) cl-i:S(pull-tooth) OR cl:B(amputate-leg) SURGERY(at-lt-chest) SURGERY(at-rt-chest).4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=19
164Draper (1915) CANN/A1P-IX+ FEEL DEAF CAN PROGRESS-UP~LEVEL(exp). 19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=164
210Draper (1915) CANN/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=210
214Draper (1915) CANN/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=214
150Fox (1915) CANN/ANOW 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 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=150
183Fox (1915) CANN/A1P-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.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=183
225Fox (1915) CANN/ADET-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) 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=225
304Hotchkiss (1913) CANN/ABUT TRUE 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-3P-to-3P) EAT++(2h-alt) FOR GET~STRONG SO-AS 1P-IX-PL CAN DO LIVE GOOD(2h)29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=304
710Hotchkiss (1913) CANN/ABUT DEVIL+++ SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) DIE(1h,l-hand,lt), pose:hands-in-air HAPPY pose:stomping-and-wringing-hands NOW 1P-IX CAN TAKE(2h,-to-lc)~ALL-OVER(lc) ALL(exp) EARTH(lc) TRUE(int)66hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=710
764Hotchkiss (1913) CANN/A1P-IX CAN ONE(l-hand) TELL(2h,arc) TO 2P-IX-PL SAME pn:TURNER D-R T-U-R-N-E-R TELL(2h,arc) TO DET-IX-PL(-to-X) CHILDREN ONCE AGO72hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=764
275Hubbard (1913) CANN/AALL(int) CAN DO, DO END.31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=275
239McGregor (1913) CANN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=239
434McGregor (1913) CANN/A3P-SELF(up) STRONG CAN PROGRESS WITHOUT 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) HELP-3P(up)+41hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=434
558McGregor (1913) CANN/A1P-IX-PL WANT SHOW-3P(up_rt) HONOR LOVE TO FATHER, 1P-IX-PL CAN DO++ KIND(body_arc) TO 1P-POSS-PL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME GOOD~MOST54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=558
349Veditz (1913) CANN/A3P-SELF-PL CAN TALK TO 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) IN DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) ONLY SIGN 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) UNDERSTAND CAN.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=349
359Veditz (1913) CANN/A3P-SELF-PL CAN TALK TO 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) IN DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) ONLY SIGN 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) UNDERSTAND CAN.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=359
444Veditz (1913) CANN/ABUT ONE KNOW HOW GIVE(lt-to-rt) CAN, ONE THROUGH M-O-V-I-N-G P-I-C-T-U-R-E F-I-L-M-S.40hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=444
491Veditz (1913) CANN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN(int) USE THAT+(2h) ALL(int).45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=491
501Veditz (1913) CANN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=501
506Veditz (1913) CANN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=506
511Veditz (1913) CANN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE THAT(2h, rc) AMOUNT MONEY, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) CAN HAVE DRAMA IN SIGN, CAN HAVE(rf) PREACH+++ IN SIGN, CAN(1h) HAVE(rf) LECTURE++ IN SIGN.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=511
643Veditz (1913) CANN/AAND A-S L-O-N-G A-S 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) F-I-L-M-S, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) FUTURE CAN P-R-E-S-E-R-V-E 1P-POSS-PL+(arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN ENTER 3P-POSS(-to-lc) OLD(2h)~AGO P-U-R-I-T-Y.58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=643