EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Refrain: TONIGHT WE INGITE"each"
CHANUKAH CANDLES"each" LEFT SWEEP-TO RIGHT.
OUR FAVORITE TIME DURING YEAR ARRIVE
WAR WIN, WE CELEBRATE.
OUR RIGHTS CELEBRATE TOO.
VERY-FIRST TAKE-UP CANDLE
START HOW? SPARK.
alt.GIFT-TO"each" (2h)#ALL WORLD.
DARK, THAT LIGHT DESTROY. Refrain (Twice)
LEFT SWEEP-TO RIGHT,
SEE CANDLE++-> BURNING BRIGHT.
EAST SWEEP-TO WEST,
ONLY-ONE CANDLE SPREAD.
EVERY PLACE IN OUR WORLD
PEOPLE GATHER-TOGETHER TODAY.
LONG-AGO MIRACLE HAPPEN
MEAN WE IGNITE AND SAY "WHAT": Refrain (4 times)
Notes: INGITE"each" - Mime striking a match and lighting a wick.
CHANUKAH - (2h), POs away (some use POs >) signer, FOs up, index fingers touch and then separate while sweeping up in an arc, like the arms of a candelabra.
CANDLES++-> - The sign for "candle" sweeps > DS.
SWEEP-TO - [B], PO > NDS, FO away, sweeps > right, regardless of dominance.
HOLIDAY - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, alternately strike chest on their respective sides.
VERY-FIRST - , PO down, FO away, supinates like the sign FIRST, but strikes the thumb of NDH [A dot], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: First.
TAKE-UP - (2h)[5:], POs away, FOs up, move down quickly and close to (2h)[S], POs down, FOs away, as if grabbing hold of something, then hands ascend.
SPARK - (2h), POs ><, FOs away, flick fingers out twice.
GIFT-TO - (2h)[X], POs ><, FOs up, nod downwards at wrist to show that something is given as a gift.
(2h)#ALL - (2h)[A], POs ><, FOs up, are held at shoulder height and move away while opening to (2h)[L].
GATHER-TOGETHER - (2h)[S], POs down, FOs ><, move > each other while opening to (2h)[5wg].
MIRACLE - GREAT WORK. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Miracle.
Refrain: Tonight we light
the Hanukkah candles from left to right
Our favorite time of year is here:
the Festival of Lights.
We celebrate our victory.
We celebrate our rights.
First you take a single candle,
and you start it with a spark,
then you pass it all around the world.
Bring light unto the dark. Refrain (Twice)
From the left to the right,
see the candles burning bright.
From the east to the west,
use just one to light the rest.
All around the world,
people gather on this day,
A miracle has happened,
so we light a candle and say. Refrain (4 times)
To see me interpret this song, go to Left to right.