EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
TODAY TWENTY-FIVE T-H DAY DECEMBER.
GOD MAKE (<) HEAVEN, (>) EARTH, LONG-LONG-AGO.
NEXT-STEP HE-lf,hi SCULPT (<) MAN, (>) WOMAN, SAME-AS-lf,hi
FEW THOUSAND YEAR AGO, WORLD FLOOD COME-DOWN,
GOD MAKE RAINBOW BRIGHT, PROVE HE-lf,hi MAKE COVENANT WITH US.
TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED YEAR AGO, ABRAHAM, HIS WIFE S-A-R-A-H LIVE.
ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED YEAR AGO MOSES LEAD JEWISH PEOPLE OUT-OF EGYPT.
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED YEAR AGO, R-U-T-H AND JUDGE VARIOUS RULE ISRAEL.
ONE THOUSAND YEAR AGO S-A-M-U-E-L ANOINT DAVID BECOME KING.
SIXTY FIVE WEEK LATER, D-A-N-I-E-L HIS-ctr PROPHECY BECOME TRUE.
DURING ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR T-H FOUR YEAR TIME-PERIOD,
SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO T-H YEAR AFTER ROME SET-UP,
FORTY-SECOND T-H YEAR EMPEROR O-C-T-A-V-I-A-N- A-U-G-U-S-T-U-S RULE,
WHOLE WORLD HAVE PEACE,
JESUS CHRIST, ETERNAL GOD AND SON FROM ETERNAL HEAVENLY-FATHER,
REALLY-WANT WORLD BECOME HOLY. HOW? ARRIVE WORLD SHOW"all" TOP MERCY-ON-us,
HOLY SPIRIT CAUSE MARY MIRACLE-CONCEIVE,
NINE MONTH LATER HAPPEN,
VIRGIN MARY GIVE-BIRTH JESUS WHERE? BETHLEHEM IN J-U-D-E-A.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BECOME MAN.
Notes: HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SCULPT - [A dot], PO > NDS, FO away, descends in a wavy line alongside [B], PO > DS, FO away.
COME-DOWN - (2h), POs down, FOs away, descend with wg.
COVENANT - AGREE RELATIONSHIP-WITH-God.
AGO - [B^], points FTs > shoulder and moves back until it is almost over the shoulder.
ABRAHAM - [A] strikes between the thumb and forefinger of [B], like BOTHER, but a single movement. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Abraham (2).
MOSES - M-LAW.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
DAVID - D-KING.
PROPHECY - PREDICT TELL-STORY.
EMPEROR - E-KING.
ETERNAL - ALWAYS + DH produces STILL in the usual way, and the NDH produces STILL so that it moves back over the shoulder. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Eternal.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
REALLY-WANT - WANT but shaken back and forth to show intensity.
HOLY - H-CLEAN. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Holy - 1.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
MIRACLE-CONCEIVE - (2h)[O^], FTs ><, DH is held over NDH at torso, and both hands open to (2h)[5^].
VIRGIN - V-GIRL.
GIVE-BIRTH-TO - S-ENTER.
Today, the twenty-fifth day of December
Unknown ages from the time when God created the heavens and the earth
And then formed man and woman in his own image.
Several thousand years after the flood,
When God made the rainbow shine forth as a sign of the covenant.
Twenty-one centuries from the time of Abraham and Sarah;
Thirteen centuries after Moses led the people of Israel out of Egypt.
Eleven hundred years from the time of Ruth and the Judges;
One thousand years from the anointing of David as king;
In the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel.
In the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
The seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome.
The forty-second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;
The whole world being at peace,
Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
Desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming,
Being conceived by the Holy Spirit,
And nine months having passed since his conception,
Was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary.
Today is the nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.