EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Response: JUMP-FOR-JOY SING TO GOD OUR HELPER.
INVENT SONG, PLAY-TAMBOURINE.
PLAY-HARP SWEET AND SMALL-GUITAR.
MOON BECOME NEW, BLOW-RAM'S-HORN.
MOON F-U-L-L, OUR SERIOUS FEAST. Response
FOR JEWISH PEOPLE THAT LAW INTUITIVE NOT,
BUT JACOB KNOW INTUITIVE GOD HIS-rt LAW.
HIMSELF-rt ANNOUNCE TO JOSEPH
WHILE HE-lf EGYPT. Response
VOICE ME NOT USED-TO SAY, (role play God)
HIS-ctr SHOULDER, ME TAKE-OFF-BURDEN.
HIS-ctr HANDS NOT-NEED CARRY-AROUND BASKET.
YOU-ctr STRESSED CRY-OUT, ME SAVE YOU-ctr. (end role play) Response
(role play God) STRANGE GOD GO-WITH YOU(singular)-ctr
WORSHIP FOREIGN GOD, FORBIDDEN.
ME, LORD, YOUR-ctr GOD.
ME LEAD YOU-ctr LEAVE EGYPT. (end role play) Response
Notes: JUMP-FOR-JOY - Start with the sign STAND and repeatedly and rapidly raise and lower the DH while curling the FT to show a person jumping.
PLAY-TAMBOURINE - DH holds imaginary tambourine with [B||], NDH hits it with the heel of [B^] and DH shakes the tambourine.
BLOW-RAM'S-HORN - (2h)[S] is held close to the lips as if blowing a shofar (ram's horn). The DH, which is further from the mouth, moves away and up, changing to a [5:] in imitation of the shofar's shape.
FEAST - (2h)alt.EAT. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Feast.
INTUITIVE - Tap above hip with FT of [B^].
JACOB - Could be fingerspelled or signed as a [J] across the chin.
JOSEPH - Could be fingerspelled or signed as a fingerspelled J.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
SHOULDER - Tap NDH shoulder.
TAKE-OFF-BURDEN - (2h)[C], POs ><, FOs up, tap DS shoulder and removed.
CARRY-AROUND - (2h)[B], POs up, FOs away, move together in a horizontal circle.
BASKET - DH [S] holds basked handle and NDH [B], PO up, acts as bottom of basket, hands asend and descend slightly to indicate basket.
STRESSED - DH [B], PO down, FO > NDS, pushs down on [S], PO > DS, FO away, which is held against chest.
CRY-OUT - [5:] holds palm to mouth and then hand moves up and away as if the sound is leaving the mouth.
Lyrics (Psalm 81:3-4, 5-6, 6-8, 10-11):
Response: Sing with joy to God our help.
Take up a melody, and sound the timbrel,
the pleasant harp and the lyre.
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
at the full moon, on our solemn feast. Response
For it is a statute in Israel,
an ordinance of the God of Jacob,
who made it a decree for Joseph
when he came forth from the land of Egypt. Response
An unfamiliar speech I hear:
"I relieved his shoulder of the burden;
his hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you." Response
"There shall be no strange god among you
nor shall you worship any alien god.
I, the Lord, am your God
who led you forth from the land of Egypt." Response