Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: FATHER

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
308Higgins (1923) DADFATHERFATHER: Thumb of right hand touching temple, palm outward and fingers pointing upward.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=308&refid=higgins1923
309Higgins (1923) FATHER-IN-LAWFATHER-IN-LAWFATHER-IN-LAW: "Father" and right vertical "L" placed against left vertical palm, both palms out.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=309&refid=higgins1923
740Higgins (1923) STEP-FATHERSTEP-FATHERSTEP-FATHER: Right "L" vertical, thumb tip against temple, and the index moved back and forth.130hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=740&refid=higgins1923
78Long (1918) FATHERFATHER (2)There is also a common sign for "father" made by merely placing hand as indicated and then opening the fingers, keeping the thumb at forehead. In the case of mother, the thumb is left at the end of the jaw near the chin and the fingers are opened.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=78&refid=long1918
87Long (1918) FATHER-IN-LAWFATHER-IN-LAWFATHER-IN-LAW: Sign for "father" and then "law." "Law" is signed as follows: Hold left hand in front of you perpendicularly, fingers together, extended parallel, pointing; throw the forefinger of the right "G" hand against the palm of the left. III,40.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=87&refid=long1918
77Long (1918) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHER (1)FATHER: With fingers closed and thumb extended, place thumb at the right side of the forehead and at right angles to it; with a slightly twisting motion, bring hand away, opening fingers and turning palm upward; at the same time, bring the left hand up similarly and place parallel to the right as if lifting up a babe. III,34.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=77&refid=long1918
202Michaels (1923) FATHER~gs:HOLD-BABYFATHERFATHER: 1. Close both hands. 2. Put the right hand to the forehead (male). 3. Put the left hand a little above and outward from the head. 4. Move both hand simultaneously to the left and as you do so spread out the fingers. (For grandfather, move the hands and spread out the fingers two times.)57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=202&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
22Cloud (1913) FATHERN/ATWO~HUNDRED YEAR AND BEYOND AGO DAY~NOW TRUE BORN IN pn:FRANCE MALE ONE WHO FUTURE BECOME LOOK-AT 3P-IX(lc,rf) ESTABLISH DEAF TEACH+ AND(rf) FATHER SIGN, C-H-A-R-L-E-S M-I-C-H-E-L D-E L-'-E-P-E-E.1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=22
5Erd (1913) FATHERN/ATHERE(-to-rt) cl-d:BB(wigwam,rt) WITH OLD(1h,bow) FATHER WITH DET-IX(rt) DET-IX(rt) WOLF~SPIRIT LOOK-AT+(-to-lt,int), 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=5
54Erd (1913) FATHERN/Aold nokomis: pose:hands-clasped pose:pacing pose:stop 1P-POSS BABY(swaying) TELL(-to-lt) OLD(1h,bow) FATHER THERE(rt,pitch) 2P-IX(lt) HEAR(pitch) THAT(1h) ALL-NIGHT WIND-BLOW(up)(swaying) AMONG TALL(lt) TREE(sweep-arc_lt-to-rt), pose:hands-clasped.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=54
70Erd (1913) FATHERN/Aminnehaha: pose:hands-down gs:LOOK+ 1P-IX SEE(l-hand,-to-lt) 1P-POSS(r-hand) FATHER pose:arms-folded LONELY~ALONE NEAR cl-d:BB(wigwam) cl-d:BB(wigwam-flaps) pose:arms-folded, 7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=70
93Erd (1913) FATHERN/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=93
178Erd (1913) FATHERN/AHEAR(pitch) OLD(1h,bow) FATHER pose:arms-crossed(swaying), pose:face-in-hands(crying), pose:hands-raised-to-hands-clasped.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=178
208Erd (1913) FATHERN/ASEE(rt) OLD(rt,1h,bow) FATHER(rt) pose:arms-crossed(swaying,rt)22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=208
107Fox (1915) FATHERN/AEIGHTY-SEVEN YEAR PAST 1P-POSS-PL FATHER(2h) BRING(rt-shoulder-to-ctr) ON HERE LAND~ALL-OVER ONE NEW NATION 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=107
107Gallaudet (1910) FATHERN/AAND 3P-SELF(lt) DURING MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) IN SCHOOL 3P-POSS(lt) FATHER GET cl:1(bullet-hit-body) DIE(1h,l-hand) FROM D-O-O-N-E-S CLASS(rc)10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=107
224Hubbard (1913) FATHERN/AFEMALE~BABY YOUNG LOVE FATHER.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=224
50McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AASK-QUESTION pn:JESUS 3P-SELF gs:MEEKLY PRAY 1P-POSS FATHER M-Y F-A-T-H-E-R?5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=50
61McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AOR 3P-SELF(rt) PEOPLE(lt) cl-p:55(audience) DET-IX(ctr) 3P-POSS DET-IX++ Y-O-U-R FATHER? 6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=61
70McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AOR 3P-SELF(rc) FRIEND FOLLOW~AGENT SEVERAL(2h) CLASS(diminutive,lt-to-rt), TELL-3P(rt) 1P-POSS-PL(at_rt) FATHER ASK-QUESTION?7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=70
124McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AWHEN 1P-IX-PL PRAY(vert_circ) S-A-Y(int) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) O-U-R(int) FATHER(deliberate)15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=124
135McGregor (1913) FATHERN/Afs:IF pn:JESus(false-start) GOD pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) FATHER AND 1P-POSS FATHER AND 2P-POSS-PL(int) FATHER gs:OH-WELL FOLLOW 1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME ALL CHILDREN ONE FATHER.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=135
138McGregor (1913) FATHERN/Afs:IF pn:JESus(false-start) GOD pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) FATHER AND 1P-POSS FATHER AND 2P-POSS-PL(int) FATHER gs:OH-WELL FOLLOW 1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME ALL CHILDREN ONE FATHER.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=138
141McGregor (1913) FATHERN/Afs:IF pn:JESus(false-start) GOD pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) FATHER AND 1P-POSS FATHER AND 2P-POSS-PL(int) FATHER gs:OH-WELL FOLLOW 1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME ALL CHILDREN ONE FATHER.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=141
152McGregor (1913) FATHERN/Afs:IF pn:JESus(false-start) GOD pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) FATHER AND 1P-POSS FATHER AND 2P-POSS-PL(int) FATHER gs:OH-WELL FOLLOW 1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~SAME FEMALE~SAME ALL CHILDREN ONE FATHER.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=152
253McGregor (1913) FATHERN/A1P-IX-PL NOW UNDERSTAND CLEAR TRUE WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=253
259McGregor (1913) FATHERN/A1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~FEMALE~CHILDREN ONE FATHER, AND 1P-IX-PL TRUE ALL MALE~SAME AND FEMALE~SAME(bow). 27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=259
362McGregor (1913) FATHERN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) FATHER TRUE GOOD, KIND, DISTRIBUTE ENOUGH EAT CLOTHES FOR ALL 3P-POSS(up) MALE~FEMALE(rf)~CHILDREN 3P-SELF(up) SPOIL+(rt-to-lt) ANY (neg)AWFUL(int). 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=362
410McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AWHEN 3P-IX(rt) UNDERSTAND CLEAR WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER, 3P-SELF(rt) FUTURE(int) DO THAT(1h) NEGATIVE 38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=410
417McGregor (1913) FATHERN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) FATHER STRONG OVER-ALL SUN STARS WORLD.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=417
556McGregor (1913) FATHERN/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=556
574McGregor (1913) FATHERN/Afs:IF MALE~FEMALE ANY~ONE DET-IX-PL SAY, 1P-IX LOVE 1P-POSS FATHER gs:ADORING TRUE, BUT(int) gs:SHUN 3P-POSS(ctr) BROTHER, THAT(1h,int) MALE TRUE LIE~AGENT.55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=574
608McGregor (1913) FATHERN/AWHEN WORLD UNDERSTAND CLEAR pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(up,rt) WORD+, 1P-POSS-PL FATHER IN 3P-POSS(rt) TRUE MEANING, FUTURE(2h) TAKE(2h-alt) STRUGGLE, WAR STOP(int) END AND 3P-POSS(up,int,rt) KING TRUE COME(-from-up) ON EARTH.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=608
632McGregor (1913) FATHERN/A1P-POSS-PL FATHER(rf) IN~HEAVEN pose:bow 2P-POSS(up) KING COME(up-to-), 2P-POSS(up) APPRECIATE DO ON EARTH SO-AS HEAVEN pose:bow59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=632
71Veditz (1913) FATHERN/ABUT 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOVE MORE KNOW~SUPERIOR 3P-SELF(lt) TRUE FATHER AND(rf) INVENT~AGENT O-F(rf) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=71
382Veditz (1913) FATHERN/AE-D-W-A-R-D M-I-N-E-R G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T, pn:EMG, LEARN(up-from-lt) GET(-from-lt) THAT(2h) SIGN FROM 3P-POSS(dn_rt) FATHER pn:GALLAUDET.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=382