Hosanna in the highest

Translated into ASL by David Bar-Tzur

Created 2 September 2004, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).

1. CLAP'once' CELEBRATE GIFT-TO-God. OUR HEART EAGER ANNOUNCE KINGDOM ITS-rt PROPHET. HIMSELF-lf HAVE NAME MESSIAH. HE-lf WANT REIGN PEOPLE LOWLY, WHILE (<) PRIEST, (>) RULER DISTAIN-Heaven.

2. LONG-AGO HE-lf BORN, PEOPLE USED-TO BOW-DOWN-TO-lf, ACCEPT HE-lf CHRIST. BUT FROM-TIME-TO-TIME GOVERMENT CHANGE, PEOPLE CHANGE-MIND, REBEL, REALLY-WANT CRUCIFY HIM-lf AGAIN.

3. ALL-ALONG MANY PROPHET SHOW-UP OPPRESSION-OFF, BUT HE-lf TOP* PROPHET, WE ASK HELP-us WISE AGAIN. INFORM-us HOW LIVE RIGHT. MEAN (<) LOVE, (>) JUSTICE, LEAD-TO TIME-PERIOD PEACE RULE AGAIN.


Notes: GIFT-TO-God - (2h)[O^], POs away, FOs up, descends and twist to POs up, rising towards God.

LOWLY - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move downwards arcing towards the signer. This is the opposite of the sign ADVANCED. For an animated gif of ADVANCED, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.

PRIEST - (2h)[P], FTs touch the chest just below the neck, separate while still touching and then descend down the sides of the chest.

DISTAIN-Heaven - [S], PO > NDS, FO up, is held at nose, moves > DS, then is flung towards Heaven while opening to a [5].

LONG-AGO - [5], PO > NDS, FO up, spirals back over the shoulder.

USED-TO - (2h)[5], cross at wrists, and descend while closing to (2h)[S].

FROM-TIME-TO-TIME - [B^], PO > NDS, FO away, moves away in upward arcs.

ALL-ALONG - (2h)[1] run up the chest and twist, ending with POs up, FOs away.

OPPRESSION-OFF - DH [B] lifts upwards and off from contacting [S], PO > DS while mouthing "off".

HELP-us - HELP moving > signer.

TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.

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