Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
388Higgins (1923) ROCKHARDHARD: Both hands closed, back of right hand struck onto back of left prone. (Scarcely) (Difficult) (Reverses) (Obstacle) (Stone).71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=388&refid=higgins1923
530Higgins (1923) ROCK~cl-d:55(mountain)MOUNTAINMOUNTAIN: "Hard" and both hands as if placed on the mountain and moved down the sides. (Move the hands upawrd to meet and the mountain peak will be indicated.)94hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=530&refid=higgins1923
580Long (1918) ROCKHARDHARD: Strike the back of the left fist with the back of the right. Or, (2) Strike the back of the left fist with the fingers of the "H" hand bent almost double, striking the middle joint of the middle finger on the back of the fist. Note: The latter sign is often used in the sense of a "hard case," or a "hardened sinner," when made once and with considerable force. By touching the heart with the middle finger of the right open hand and then making the sign for "hard" is indicated one without feeling, "hard hearted."68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=580&refid=long1918
889Long (1918) ROCK~cl-d:55(hill)HILLHILL: The sign is similar (MOUNTAIN) but the hands are not lifted so high.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=889&refid=long1918
887Long (1918) ROCK~cl-d:55(mountain)MOUNTAINMOUNTAIN: Strike the back of the left "S" hand with the back of the right "S" hand; then extend the open hands, palms down, toward the left, tilt them and lift them upward, following the side of an imaginary mountain; turn to cross the top and then bring the hands down on the other side of the "mountain," thus having traced its shape with the hands. Note that the left hand proceeds first and the right follows it.97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=887&refid=long1918
888Long (1918) ROCK~cl-d:55(mountain~cl-trace:11(up-to-peak)PEAKPEAK: Make "mountain," and finish with raising the "G" hands up from the sides and closing at a point.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=888&refid=long1918
125Michaels (1923) BLACK~ROCK~FIRECOALCOAL: 1. Pass the index finger of one hand along the eye-brow: black. 2. Strike on the back of the other hand: hard. 3. Add the sign for burn.42hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=125&refid=michaels1923
272Michaels (1923) ROCKHARDHARD: 1. Strike on the back of the left fist with the right fist. 70hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=272&refid=michaels1923
500Michaels (1923) ROCKROCKROCK: 1. Touch the teeth. 2. Strike on the back of your left fist with the right fist. 3. Sign small or large as the case may be. 109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=500&refid=michaels1923
548Michaels (1923) ROCKSTONESTONE: 1. See sign for rock.117hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=548&refid=michaels1923
401Michaels (1923) ROCK~cl-d:55(mountain)MOUNTAINMOUNTAIN: 1. Strike on the back of your left fist wtih your right fist. 2. Move both hands with the fingers extended upward and almost perpendicular. 3. Look upward in awe.92hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=401&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
134Erd (1913) ROCK~mountains~mountainsN/AFAR+(pitch,rt) cl-trace:1(wandering,-to-rt) ROCK~cl-d:BB(mountains,lt)~cl-d:BB(mountains,rt) HEAR(pitch) HAPPEN(restr) YELL(pitch-to-rt). 14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=134
294Gallaudet (1910) ROCK~up-steep-cliffN/AL-Y-N-T-O-N(l-hand) NEAR(lt) THAT(1h) WHERE T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y ALL-OVER NEAR(lt) INITIAL-W~LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean,-to-lt) B-R-I-S-T-O-L C-H-A-N-N-E-L(l-hand), AND ROCK~cl-d:BB(up-steep-cliff,rt) VERY BEAUTIFUL U-N-I-Q-U-E28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=294
328Gallaudet (1910) ROCKN/Acl-trace:1(walkway,-to-rt) MILE(rep,rt) TWO AND THAT(rep,1h) WAY(all along,-to-rt) LOOK-AT(dn-the-cliff,rt) INITIAL-W~LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean) THREE~HUNDRED MEASURE-FEET(dn,lt) AND cl-trace:1(up-cliff) ROCK(rep2x) THREE~HUNDRED MEASURE-FEET(up)31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=328
350Gallaudet (1910) ROCKN/ATHAT(rep,1h) VERY U-N-U-S-U-A-L RELATED O-F LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean,-to-rt) AND ROCK~cl-d:BB(up-and-fwd-to-lt) 33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=350
358Gallaudet (1910) ROCKN/ATHAT(1h) WAY(-to-rt) LEAD(-to-rt) TO C-A-S-T-L-E-R-O-C-K, ONE BEAUTIFUL ROCK(rep)~cl-d-trace:BB(up,-to-rt) ABOUT MEASURE-FEET(up) ONE~THOUSAND34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=358
579Gallaudet (1910) ROCK~up-mountainN/AHAVE ROCK~cl-d-trace:BB(up-mountain) cl-d-trace:B(surrounding-land) SEE~KEEP FREE FROM INTERFERE(rep2x)51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=579
591Gallaudet (1910) ROCKN/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=591
672Gallaudet (1910) ROCKN/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=672
81McGregor (1913) ROCK~up-mountainN/A3P-SELF+(rc) STAND ON ROCK~cl-d:55(up-mountain,rt) IN-FRONT-OF WORLD 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=81
184McGregor (1913) ROCK~mountainN/AROCK~cl-d:55(mountain,lt) DRY~cl-d:55(spread,rt) LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean)-to-gs:SPREAD(ctr) INTERFERE-1P++(rt-to-lt) GOING+(lt-to-rt) 20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=184