Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: NEGATIVE

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
249Higgins (1923) NEGATIVEDON'TDON'T: Right palm vertical, outward, shaken rightward and leftward. (Stop).47hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=249&refid=higgins1923
55Long (1918) NEGATIVE~THEN~ORNEITHERNEITHER: Same as for "either," but prefix or follow with sign for "not," i.e., passing open right palm across open left hand, both turned downward, or raise "A" hand to chin and throw downward.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=55&refid=long1918
423Michaels (1923) NEGATIVENOTNOT: 1. Hold the right hand out in front of you with the palm turned down. 2. Give the hand a swift movement to the right, (some would put the thumb to the mouth and move the hand downward, but that means "deny".)96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=423&refid=michaels1923
604Michaels (1923) NEGATIVE~NEATUNBECOMINGUNBECOMING: 1. Make the signs of not and nice. Or put the thumb with the fingers extended to your breast, move it out and back once or twice and throw the hand down and backward: ungentlemanly or unladylike.127hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=604&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
88Erd (1913) NEGATIVEN/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=88
350Erd (1913) NEGATIVEN/ACOMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR WORK DO(pitch) gs:NOTHING(pitch), COMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR SUFFER~PAIN. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=350
359Erd (1913) NEGATIVEN/ACOMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR WORK DO(pitch) gs:NOTHING(pitch), COMING(-from-lt) NEGATIVE(up) AGAIN HERE WORLD FOR SUFFER~PAIN. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=359
78Fay (1913) NEGATIVEN/ADET-IX(lt) NAME FAMOUS SPECIAL ONE WHY~SUPERIOR(2h) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT NEGATIVE, BUT SO-AS MALE~cl-d:B(height) INTELLIGENT~INTELLIGENT(int), WISE, ENTHUSIASTIC, KIND, LOVE 3P-POSS(lt) PEOPLE~CLASS DO MUCH PROGRESS 3P-POSS(lt) NATION DURING YEAR+ FIFTY-EIGHT 3P-IX(lt) CONTINUE EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=78
165Fay (1913) NEGATIVEN/AMANY(arc) THING WORTH MUCH 3P-IX WANT SEE+(rt) IN CITY(rt) pn:WASHINGTON-DC(rt), SO-AS 1P-IX-PL SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) NEGATIVE.11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=165
185Gallaudet (1910) NEGATIVEN/A1P-IX (neg)PURPOSE STORY ABOUT 3P-POSS(rt) LOVE SWEETHEART CONTINUE NEGATIVE19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=185
438Gallaudet (1910) NEGATIVEN/ABUT SOME NEGATIVE GROW(rep,rt) W-I-L-D AND(l-hand) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) DURING MONTH S-E-P-T NAMED H-E-A-T-H-E-R VERY BEAUTIFUL RED(rep4x) ALL-OVER. 41hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=438
945Gallaudet (1910) NEGATIVEN/ABUT HAPPY FOR SAY L-O-R-N-A DIE(1h) NEGATIVE80hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=945
1002Gallaudet (1910) NEGATIVEN/A(neg)WRONG(l-hand), NEGATIVE88hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=1002
96Hotchkiss (1913) NEGATIVEN/ATRUE DURING 1P-IX IN SCHOOL(lc) cl-d:B(small-height), THAT(1h,lc) MALE pn:CLERC C-L-E-R-C NEGATIVE TEACH(-to-lt)8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=96
288Hotchkiss (1913) NEGATIVEN/ANEGATIVE27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=288
629Hotchkiss (1913) NEGATIVEN/A1P-IX APPRECIATE DISTRIBUTE SHOW SEVERAL(2h) 3P-POSS-DUAL(lt) STORY BUT HAVE NEGATIVE TIME-PERIOD59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=629
781Hotchkiss (1913) NEGATIVEN/A1P-IX HOPE NEGATIVE LONG(-from-leg) LONG(-from-leg) BEFORE 1P-IX-PL MEET AGAIN pose:bow73hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=781
35McGregor (1912) NEGATIVEN/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=35
415McGregor (1913) NEGATIVEN/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=415
669McGregor (1913) NEGATIVEN/APRAY LEAD 1P-IX-PL NEGATIVE IN TEMPT~FAIL(lt) BUT gs:GRAB-HAND(-to-rt) FREE FROM TROUBLE pose:bow62hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=669
527Veditz (1913) NEGATIVEN/AAND NOT SPECIAL DET-IX-PL(arc-to-X) pn:AMERICA DEAF COLLECT HELP(up) FROM(rf) THAT(2h) ONE NEGATIVE.47hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=527