Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: GOOD

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
358Higgins (1923) GOODGOODGOOD: Flat of vertical fingers against lips and then moved forward becoming more and more supine. (For "Hello" or "Good-bye" and "Thank You": the hand moves further from the mouth and becomes more supine.) ("Er" and "Est" added to "Good" denotes "Better" or "Best").66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=358&refid=higgins1923
565Long (1918) GOODGOODGOOD: Place the end of the palm against the mouth; then bring it down against the open left hand so that the back of the right hand rests in the palm of the left. In common use the latter part of the sign is omitted and the hand is simply thrown forward from the mouth. XII,228.67hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=565&refid=long1918
646Long (1918) GOOD~gs:OH-WELLFAIR (moderate)FAIR (in the sense of good to a moderate degree): First make the sign for good, then bring the open hands out toward the side from a position in front, as follows: let the hands come up edgewise and gradually turn them with palms up and give a slight shrug of the shoulder. Or, make sign for "medium."75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=646&refid=long1918
563Long (1918) GOOD~SUPERIOREST, SUPERLATIVEComparison is indicated by following the sign for the adjective by the sign indicating the degree, without any pause. For the superlative ("-est") make the same motion but carry the hand higher to a level just above the head.67hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=563&refid=long1918
254Michaels (1923) GOODGOODGOOD: 1. Put the fingers of one hand to the lips. 2. Move the hand outward, as if kissing the hand.66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=254&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
147Cloud (1913) GOODN/ATRUE GOOD FOR pn:GALLAUDET AGO SEEK FOR LEARN HOW TEACH DEAF FUTURE LEAD TO pn:FRANCE. 6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=147
4Dougherty (1913) GOOD~PRAISEN/AALL WORLD LOVE GOOD(rf)~PRAISE MALE WHO INVENT SLEEP.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=4
147Draper (1915) GOODN/AC-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=147
173Draper (1915) GOODN/A1P-IX FEEL 3P-POSS(rt) DEAF HOPE++ PROGRESS-UP~LEVEL(exp) ALRIGHT+ GOOD(int). 20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=173
205Draper (1915) GOOD~SUPERIORN/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=205
208Draper (1915) GOOD~MOSTN/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=208
212Draper (1915) GOOD~SUPERIORN/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=212
237Draper (1915) GOODN/AFIRST(2h) HAVE 3P-POSS(rt) FIRST(1h) PRESIDENT E-D-W-A-R-D G-L-A-U-D-E-T, ONE (glitch) ONE GOOD STRONG LOOK-AT(2h,split_arc) MAN; 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=237
252Fox (1915) GOODN/ATRUE GOOD FOR(rf) 1P-IX-PL WHO LIVE HERE FOR CHANGE PAY-ATTENTION(-to-rt) TO(rt) THAT(2h) DO LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET,THAT(2h) DO 3P-SELF+(rt) GIVE(lc) LAST FULL WORTH 3P-POSS(rt) REST23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=252
509Gallaudet (1910) GOODN/ANOW CONTINUE(2h) GOOD VERY GROW(rep2x,ctr-to-lt) ENOUGH(rep,lt) NEAT(lt)45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=509
11Hanson (1913) GOODN/ADURING G-A-R-F-I-E-L-D AGO PRESIDENT OVER-ALL pn:AMERICA, 3P-SELF SHOW 3P-SELF(rf) VERY GOOD(int) FRIEND TO DEAF.1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hanson&glossid=11
307Hotchkiss (1913) GOODN/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=307
303Hubbard (1913) GOOD~PRAISEN/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=303
88McGregor (1912) GOODN/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=88
364McGregor (1913) GOODN/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=364
464McGregor (1913) GOODN/AAGO MALE ONE GOOD SLEEP ALL-NIGHT PEACE~QUIET THINK~TROUBLE NOTHING BECAUSE 3P-SELF HAVE OPPOSITE+ NOTHING 44hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=464
565McGregor (1913) GOOD~MOSTN/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=565