Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

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BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
565Higgins (1923) NOWNOWNOW: Both supine hands before body, hands pointing outward, fingers bent upward, both hands dropped a trifle. (Present) ("This" i.e., meaning "Present" as in "This day"). (Also "About" when "About" means present time.)100hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=565&refid=higgins1923
704Higgins (1923) UP-TILL-NOWSINCESINCE: Horizontal indices of prone hands, opposed before the left shoulder moved back-up-out-down-out.124hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=704&refid=higgins1923
17Long (1918) NOWPRESENT, NOWFor the PRESENT, same as "now," i.e., Hold the open or bent hands, in front, from the sides, palms up, and drop them both at the same time with a slight jerking motion. In making the sign for any verb the tense is rarely given unless essential to make it specific. Usually tense is understood by inference. I,13. 16hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=17&refid=long1918
697Long (1918) NOWNOW, PRESENTNOW, PRESENT: Place the open hands pointing outward, palms up, in front, about the waist line; drop them a little rather quickly. 80hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=697&refid=long1918
758Long (1918) UP-TILL-NOWSINCESINCE: Place the forefingers of the "G" hands above the right shoulder, end to end, but not touching; giving each a turn so the ends describe circles opposite each other, bring them both forward to the front. XV,299.85hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=758&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
83Cloud (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/A3P-SELF DEVIATE FROM fs:THE WAY GLORY PEOPLE BEFORE FOLLOW AND MAKE NEW WAY AND MOST FOR 3P-SELF IN gs:WHAT FUTURE(2h) FOLLOW BY S-I-C-A-R-D, C-L-E-R-C, fs:THE G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T-S AND ALL WHO UP-TILL-NOW WHO FUTURE BECOME TRUE FRIEND TEACH~AGENT DEAF.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=83
91Cloud (1913) NOWN/ANOW HAVE IN pn:FRANCE NEAR+ P-A-R-I-S IN CITY(circ) V-E-R-S-L-E-S ONE FANCY SHAPE ESTABLISH PLACE gs:WHAT(rf) D-E L-E-P-E TRUE BORN, LARGE IN SHAPE BEAUTIFUL IMAGE AND DEAF MALE MAKE; 3P-IX(rc) GIVE-GIFT BY DEAF FRANCE.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=91
260Cloud (1913) NOWN/ABUT D-E L-E-P-E-E WHO ESTABLISH TEACH DEAF WORLD MUST WORTH HAVE ONE SUPERIOR HONOR KNOW~STAY FROM(rf)1P-IX-PL THAN 1P-IX-PL HAVE NOW.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=260
207Dougherty (1913) NOWN/AAWHILE ONE~TWO(rf) WOMAN VISIT ENTER(-from-rt-to-ctr) gs:SHOCKED SEE THREE DOCTOR~FANCY+ NOW SILLY PLAY YELL(rf) gs:HEY AROUND.22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=207
245Dougherty (1913) NOWN/AAWHILE(exp) LAST WAKE-UP, D-R S-I-M-P-S-O-N YELL E-U-R-E-K-A 1P-IX END(rf) FIND I-T NOW!26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=245
282Dougherty (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/A3P-IX C-H-E-A-T GOD BETRAY GOD ANGRY(1h) WITH PEOPLE DET-IX-PL UP-TILL-NOW TIME E-V-E TEMPT A-D-A-M EAT(2h-alt) APPLE.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=282
108Draper (1915) NOWN/Afs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=108
130Draper (1915) NOWN/AMUST DECIDE NOW.15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=130
133Draper (1915) NOWN/AMUST ARRANGE NOW.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=133
153Draper (1915) NOWN/ANOW FEEL+ THINK APPRECIATE AGREE(-to-rt) WITH THAT(1h,rt) DECIDE.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=153
111Erd (1913) NOWN/AIP-IX NOW FEEL 3P-POSS(lc) COLD HANDS LEAD(-to-lc) 1P-POSS ACROSS(lt) UNSEEN~DARK(pitch,lt).11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=111
194Erd (1913) NOWN/Aold nokomis: ALLOW(rf) 3P-HON(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A pose:hands-clasped(-to-lt), ALLOW(up) 1P-IX BEFORE(pitch) DIE(2h,pitch) FOR 3P-IX(lt), ALLOW 1P-IX NOW DIE(pitch) SAME 3P-IX, pose:hands-clasped(pacing), pose:face-in-hand(moaning).20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=194
7Fay (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/A1P-POSS FRIEND~CLASS, DURING NEAR FIFTY YEAR+ UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX RELATED HERE COLLEGE, MANY+++(arc) FAMOUS MALE(rf)~FEMALE COME VISIT HERE. 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=7
38Fay (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/AIN THAT(1h) YEAR, pn:AMERICA CELEBRATE(1h) FREE UP-TILL-NOW ONE~HUNDRED YEAR+ WITH MUCH FANCY+(restr) SHOW IN CITY++(slight_arc) pn:PHILADELPHIA.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=38
134Fay (1913) NOWN/A1P-IX-PL HERE COLLEGE READ+ IN PAPER HOW NOW++ D-O-M pn:PEDRO IN CITY+++(rc) AND 1P-IX-PL WANT SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) COME VISIT COLLEGE.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=134
30Fox (1915) UP-TILL-NOWN/Apn:LINCOLN(1x) SAY+++++(ctr-to-rc-to-rt) ONE(l-hand) LECTURE UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT-PAST(l-hand)/FEEL(bow_head-to-rt) WONDERFUL(3x) LECTURE 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=30
77Fox (1915) NOWN/ADAY NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT/THERE-HON LECTURE+ VARIOUS, pn:LINCOLN 3P-POSS(rt) G-E-T-Y-B-G A-D-R-E-S CONTINUE ONE(l-hand) CORRECT C-L-A-S-I-C, BEAUTIFUL, NEAT. 11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=77
127Fox (1915) NOWN/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=127
290Fox (1915) UP-TILL-NOWN/ATRUE BETTER FOR 1P-IX-PL~1P-SELF-PL PAY-ATTENTION+(rt) TO DET-IX(ctr) LEAVE-THERE(lc) END(lc) NOT-YET DO gs:WHAT 1P-POSS-PL(rf) ARMY++ UP-TILL-NOW PROGRESS.24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=290
217Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/ATHAT(1h) HAPPEN(rep2x,lt-to-rt) IN BOOK L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E GIVE-GIFT(-to-lt) NAME(lt) TO LAND~ALL-OVER IN S-O-M-E-R-S-E-T(l-hand) AND D-E-V-O-N-O-N-T-I-O-S(r-hand) NAMED T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y AND(l-hand) THAT(1h,l-hand) 1P-IX PURPOSE STORY NOW 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=217
223Gallaudet (1910) UP-TILL-NOWN/ATHAT(rep,2h) TO THAT(1h) LAND CONTINUE(1h) UP-TILL-NOW THIRTY YEAR MANY(rep,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE(rf) cl-p:55(mass-approach,lt-to-ctr) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) PLACE(rep,rt-to-lt) HAPPEN(rep,ctr-to-lt) LIKE IN THAT(1h,lt) STORY22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=223
421Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/ANOW RELATED(-to-lt) THAT(rep2x,1h) NEAR(-to-X) LAND~ALL-OVER VERY BEAUTIFUL ONCE~TWICE cl-d:55(wavy-movement-fwd,rolling-meadows,rt-to-lt) C-O-L-O-R-S ON LAND39hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=421
507Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/ANOW CONTINUE(2h) GOOD VERY GROW(rep2x,ctr-to-lt) ENOUGH(rep,lt) NEAT(lt)45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=507
588Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/AAND IN THAT(2h,rt) NOW SOME(rep) LEAVE-THERE(rc) ROCK R-U-I-N-S SHOW OLD(2h) HOUSE AGO D-O-O-N-E-S LIVE IN THAT(rep2x,2h)52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=588
601Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/ANOW (neg) cl:XxXx(crumble,twisting _mov_at_wrists_showing-ruins,rt-to-lt) ALL~WIPE-AWAY.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=601
681Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/AVERY FANCY ROCK BUILD LARGE WITH cl-d:CC(rep2x,column,lt,ctr,rt) MALE RICH HAVE KEEP NOW60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=681
838Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/AAND IN THAT(2h) LAND NOW DEER(2h) ENOUGH(rep2x) MANY(rep2x,arc,hands_diverge)71hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=838
878Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/A1P-SELF BUY IN L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE cl-d:55(across-chest) S-K-I-N O-F A BEAUTIFUL S-T-A-G AND HAVE IN 1P-POSS HOUSE(lc) NOW FOR KNOW~STAY T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y 75hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=878
988Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/AAND NOW WORD SEVERAL(2h) TO DEAF CLASS pn:AMERICA86hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=988
1000Gallaudet (1910) NOWN/A2P-IX-PL THINK 1P-IX A L-O-A-F-E-R NOW87hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=1000
15Hanson (1913) NOWN/ANOW N-A-D cl-p:CC(gather) IN CITY(circ) C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D BEAUTIFUL NOW AFTERNOON 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HERE SHOW HONOR TO THAT(1h) FRIEND.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hanson&glossid=15
22Hanson (1913) NOWN/ANOW N-A-D cl-p:CC(gather) IN CITY(circ) C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D BEAUTIFUL NOW AFTERNOON 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HERE SHOW HONOR TO THAT(1h) FRIEND.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hanson&glossid=22
444Hotchkiss (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/ATHAT(1h,lt) STATUE 3P-IX-PL(ctr) MONEY~PAY(2h-alt) MONTH-2~3-several++ UP-TILL-NOW FOR MAKE SCULPT cl:BB(scrape-clean) CHANGE EXACT AGAIN44hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=444
479Hotchkiss (1913) WELL-NOWN/Apn:CLERC gs:WELL-NOW 1P-HON DONT-KNOW BUT 1P-IX APPRECIATE THERE(rt) BESIDE pn:GALLAUDET(l-hand) THERE(lt,l-hand) BESIDE.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=479
708Hotchkiss (1913) NOWN/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=708
126Hubbard (1913) UP-TILL-NOW~NOWN/ADURING TIME-PERIOD THAT(1h), COLLEGE IN pn:WASHINGTON-DC HAVE PROBLEM+TROUBLE, 3P-SELF SUPPORT HELP INFLUENCE MAKE MANY PEOPLE AGREE(lt) FUTURE(dn,lt) COLLEGE(lt) ESTABLISH(lt) ON(lt) STRONG(lt) CONTINUE(lt) UP-TILL-NOW~NOW(lt).13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=126
326Hubbard (1913) NOWN/ADEAF ALL PAY(2h,ctr) MAKE 3P-POSS(rf) SHAPE~BONE~SCULPTURE cl-i:SS(place-statue-to-lt) IN(lc) COLLEGE(lc) CRUCIFY(rf)~CHURCH(lc) STILL(lc) NOW(lc).35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=326
328Hubbard (1913) NOWN/ATIME-PERIOD NOW 1P-IX-PL GET-OPPORTUNITY AGAIN N-A-D COME HERE HONOR(bow) GIVE 1P-POSS-PL (false-start) KNOW~STAY 1P-POSS-PL FRIEND AND MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOBLE. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=328
51McGregor (1912) NOWN/ANO-NO INTELLIGENT BUT 3P-IX(lt) SAME(exp,int) NOW MANY+ TEACH~AGENT WANT+ HELP(-to-rt) DEAF, 8hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=51
215McGregor (1913) NOW~DAYN/ABUT NOW~DAY gs:WHAT? 1P-IX-PL FIND(1h) THERE-HON(arc) DIFFERENT WORLD PROGRESS+++(fwd)23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=215
247McGregor (1913) NOWN/A1P-IX-PL NOW UNDERSTAND CLEAR TRUE WORD+ 1P-POSS-PL FATHER26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=247
272McGregor (1913) NOWN/ATHAT++(2h) FEEL++(lt_side) SPIRIT BROTHER SPREAD(prog) NOW DAY EXPAND+(prog) DAILY++28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=272
4Regensburg (1913) NOWN/ALADY GENTLEMAN(l-hand) 2P-HON, NOW 1P-IX-PL(rf) INTRODUCE D-R G T D-O-U-G-H-E-R-T-Y O-F C-H-I-C-A-G-O I-L-L1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=regensburg&glossid=4
81Veditz (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/AFOR YEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW THAT(2h) pn:FRANCE DEAF SEE(-to-lc) WITH EYES FULL CRY, WITH HEART BREAK, THAT(1h) BEAUTIFUL L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E O-F S-I-G-N-S FIRED FROM 3P-POSS(-to-lt) SCHOOL(lt).10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=81
104Veditz (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/AYEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-lt) TRY STRUGGLE WAR(-to-lt) FOR AGAIN ESTABLISH(lc) IN SCHOOL(lt);11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=104
117Veditz (1913) UP-TILL-NOWN/ABUT YEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) TEACH+~AGENT TAKE-AWAY(1h,dn,lt-to-rt) fs:NO LISTEN(dn-to-rt) TO 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) PLEAD+.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=117
300Veditz (1913) NOWN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN QUICK NOW(rf) BEGIN SHOW RESULT 3P-POSS+(rt) TRY+.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=300
412Veditz (1913) NOWN/AAND 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) WANT KEEP++ fs:THE SIGN SAME~THAT(1h,lc) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW USE(1h)36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=412
424Veditz (1913) NOWN/AHAVE(rf) MANY++(int) MALE~cl-d:B(height) NOW LIVE LEARN 3P-POSS-PL(arc,rt) SIGN FROM MALE SAME+ THAT(2h).38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=424
565Veditz (1913) NOWN/AONE NEW R-A-C-E O-F P-H-A-R-O-A-H-S T-H-A-T N-E-V-E-R(lt-to-rt) K-N-E-W J-O-S-E-P-H(ctr-to-rt), NOW(1h) TAKE++(2h-alt,rt-to-lt) OVER-ALL MANY+(slightly_to_rt) 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) pn:AMERICA SCHOOL++.51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=565
620Veditz (1913) NOWN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) MUST THAT(2h) VARIOUS F-I-L-M-S FOR LOOK-AT(2h,up) AND KEEP NEAT, GIVE++(ctr-to-rt) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN SAME+ HAVE NOW+.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=620