EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. MOTHER COLLEGE, WE alt.SALUTE YOU-rt.
MOTHER COLLEGE, SCHOOL WE LOVE.
YOUR-rt ADVANCED STANDARDS MAKE US WORTHY.
AND YOUR-rt NOBLE TEACH+-me APPLY.
Refrain: FAMOUS N-A-Z COLLEGE DEAF-APPLAUSE.
COME-ON PRAISE HER-rt, HER-rt NAME~SHINY.
HER-rt SCHOOL FLAG, WAVE-FLAG-ON-POLE.
alt.HONOR-rt COLLEGE WE LOVE.
2. MOTHER COLLEGE, WISDOM GO-WITH YOU-rt.
MOTHER COLLEGE, PLACE WORSHIP TRUTH.
WE, YOUR-rt CHILDREN, BLESS YOU-rt,
TEACH-us US BECOME MATURE.
Notes: YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ADVANCED - (2h)[B^], POs ><, FOs up, move upwards arcing towards the signer. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Exalted.
STANDARDS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this second sign, see ASL browser - standard.
WORTHY - IMPORTANT.
NOBLE - N-ATTITUDE.
DEAF-APPLAUSE - (2h), POs away, FOs up, hands are held high and rotate rapidly at wrists.
COME-ON - (2h)[B^] move in circles pivoting at the wrists to beckon someone to do something.
NAME~SHINY - Change to SPLENDOR.
WAVE-FLAG-ON-POLE - Mime holding a flagpole and waving it like a semaphore flag.
BLESS - (2h)[O^], POs ><, held at mouth. Hands are brought downwards while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Bless.
1. Alma Mater, we salute thee.
Alma Mater, school we love.
Make us worthy of thy lofty standards
And thy noble teachings prove.
Refrain: Cheer for Naz'-reth College of fame:
Chant her praises; great is her name;
Raise her colors float them on high
While singing Hail to the college we love.
2. Alma Mater, home of wisdom,
Alma Mater, shrine of truth.
We will ever as thy sons and daughters
Bless the mother of our youth.