EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
SPRING HON.-INDEX CAUSE OUR HEART HEART-THROBwg INSPIRED. NOW TIME-PERIOD LIVE HAPPY*. WIND, WEATHER SUMMON EXCITEMENT. NOW SWEET TIME EVERYTHING LOOK BEAUTIFUL. GRASS FRESH, WATER (2h)5wg-CL'descends from sky', ON LEAF (2h)alt.F-CL'dew drops'. THEREABOUTS FLOWER BLOSSOM"each". FOREST RESPOND ||: SPRING HERE. :||
Notes: HEART-THROBwg - [O^] is held at heart PO up and FTs open and close one finger at a time but rapidly.
SUMMON - [DH [B] taps NDH [B], PO down, FO > signer, then moves > signer while closing to an [A], PO away from signer, FO up, and moving up. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - call.
(2h)5wg-CL'descends from sky' - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend while wg.
(2h)alt.F-CL'dew drops' - (2h)[F], POs ><, FOs away alt. descend slightly to show dew drops.
BLOSSOM"each" - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together. This is repeated several times while moving > DS.
The signs between "||:" and ":||" are to be repeated.
Spring is here
To cheer the heart.
Time to fall in love
And put on a merry face.
The newly fresh air
Calls us to cheer and merrymaking
In this changing time.
Everything is quite lovely.
The greenery is new and fresh,
And flowers cover the meadow
And the trees are adorned with blossoms
In the same way.
To hear the music (without words), go to Werner Icking music archive: Ecco la primavera (Midi).
To see the score, which shows how the Italian words go with the music above, go to Werner Icking music archive: Ecco la primavera (pdf).