Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: DARK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
214Higgins (1923) DARKDARKDARK: Pass vertical hands, palms inward, across the face from sides until hands are crossed at wrists. (Night).41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=214&refid=higgins1923
878Long (1918) DARKDARKDARK: Draw the forefinger of the right "G" hand across the right eyebrow from left to right; then bringing the open hands, palm to self, up in front, pass the right before the face toward the left and the left similarly toward the right so they pass each other in front of the face. The first part of the sign, drawing finger over eyebrow, is usually omitted. XVIII,346.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=878&refid=long1918
151Michaels (1923) DARKDARKDARK: 1. Pass the palms before the eyes, letting the hands eclipse in front of the eyes. 2. Close the eyes. 47hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=151&refid=michaels1923
416Michaels (1923) DARKNIGHTNIGHT: 1. Pass the palms of your hands close by the face. 2. Let the hands eclipse before your eyes. 3. Close the eyes: (see dark).95hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=416&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
32Dougherty (1913) DARKN/AONE WIND-BLOW DARK ALL-NIGHT IN S-C-O-T-L-A-N-D THERE(-to-bwd) MALE POOR B-A-K-E-R WALK BACK-AND-FORTH+ IN HOME. 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=32
109Erd (1913) DARKN/Aminnehaha:pose:hands-on-chest pose:hands-up(in_fear) pose:hands-up(in_fear) EYES 3P-POSS DIE(pitch) LOOK-AT-1P ACROSS DARK(pitch,int). 10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=109
146Erd (1913) DARKN/ADURING(rest) HEAR(pitch,l-hand) YELL(pitch,r-hand,-to-rt) 3P-POSS(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A pose:reach-out(-to-rt) gs:COME-HERE+(-to-lt) ACROSS(pitch,lt) DARK(pitch,lt).15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=146
306Erd (1913) DARKN/ASAY gs:NOTHING WORD++(arc,lt-to-lc) DO(pitch,rt) gs:NOTHING SEEM SAME KNOW gs:NOTHING WHEN ALL-NIGHT~cl:C//B(sunrise,lt) RED~cl:5(glimmer,lt), KNOW(pitch) gs:NOTHING WHEN AFTERNOON~cl:F//B(sunset,rt) cl:B(darkness-come-down,rt) DARK(rt) SUN~cl:C(moonrise-to-apex,rt)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=306
291Hubbard (1913) DARKN/ANIGHT DARK, PEOPLE SLEEP gs:NOTHING LISTEN gs:RING-BELLS KNOW gs:OH-WELL 3P-IX(rt) GO-AWAY(rt^) TO 3P-POSS(rt) GOOD(rf)~PRAISE++33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=291