EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. JESUS PRAY MOUNTAIN O-L-I-V-E,
LOOK-DOWN SEE JERUSALEM (<) GOLD, (>) WHITE, SHINY.
TOUCHED, EYES-TEARY, OVERFLOW.
VISION DISSOLVE, GONE*.
2. PROPHET VARIOUS alt.DREAM.
VISUALIZE PEOPLE DO RIGHT #ALL-OF-THEM-rt.
JESUS TIME-PERIOD, HE-lf,hi DISSAPOINTED. WHY?
PEOPLE TEND MEAN, HELP POOR NONE.
3. DONKEY, JESUS RIDE-donkey WHILE PEOPLE YELL SAVE US.
BUT INSIDE-SELF JESUS KNOW* FUTURE CALVARY.
BRANCH, PEOPLE LAY-DOWN-palm leaves.
BUT INSIDE JESUS KNOW*, HEAVENLY-FATHER MAD.
Notes: SHINY - (2h)[open 8], POs down, FOs away, twist rapidly at wrists while rising. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Shine.
TOUCHED - Middle finger of [open 8] strikes heart.
EYES-TEARY - (2h) point to eyes and curl while descending slightly.
OVERFLOW - , PO down, FO away, covers top of [S], PO > DS, FO away, and FT wiggle as the hand moves away, like a cup overflowing. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - overflow.
VISION & VISUALIZE - (2h)[S] are held at forehead with DH closer to head, and hands open to (2h) while separating while FT wg. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Vision - 1.
#ALL-OF-THEM - [A], PO up, FO > DS is held at DS then swings away in an arc and ends [L^], PO up, FO > NDS.
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.
HE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
RIDE-donkey - [V], FO down, straddles, NDH [Bb], PO > DS, FO away, as if straddling an animal's body.
INSIDE-SELF - The FT of [C] are held against the chest and stuff the FT of [O^] into the [C] twice.
CALVARY - MOUNTAIN + POSITIVE held high as if it were a cross on top of the mountain just indicated.
BRANCH - (2h), POs down, FOs away, are held along side one another and touching. The DH moves away and branches out to the DS, while the NDH does not move.
LAY-DOWN-palm leaves - Mime.
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.
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3. They cried "Hosanna" on that day
While strewing palms upon the path,
But who was sighing all the way?
And what the nature of his wrath?