Category: Just for Fun


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Rudolph”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own (still) lovely Jessica has also made a video of our version of “Rudolph”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_dIUFJcyLE

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

YOU KNOW (NAME SIGNS)

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

(MORE NAME SIGNS)

But do you recall

REMEMBER

The most famous reindeer of all?

MOST FAMOUS REINDEER?

 

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

had a very shiny nose.

(3x) CLASSIFIER (shiny nose).

And if you ever saw him,

IF YOU SAW 

 you would even say it glows.

YOU ALL SAY GLOWS (from nose)

All of the other reindeer

PAST REINDEER OTHER ALL

 used to laugh and call him names.

LAUGH AND TEASE

 They never let poor Rudolph

NEVER ALLOW RUDOLPH

 join in any reindeer games.

JOIN GAMES

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE (fingerspelled) FOG

Santa came to say:

SANTA ARRIVED SAY

“Rudolph with your nose so bright,

RUDOLPH MODIFIER (shiny nose)

 won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

PLEASE GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT

Then all the reindeer loved him

FINISH REINDEER ALL LOVE

as they shouted out with glee

(2X) SHOUT HAPPY

“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

you’ll go down in history!”

FAMOUS FOREVER.

  • Cabinet
  • Tablecloth
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • For
  • Remember (events and facts)
  • Think
  • Know
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Pillow
  • Horn
  • Unicorn
  • Whale
  • Idiot
  • Writing
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Popcorn

Another more random list 🙂 have fun!

Today and went over some Easter signs, in honor of the upcoming holiday weekend. We also worked on trying to translate Peter Cotton Tail, the words are included in the list below.

(some of these we have done before, but we reviewed them in Easter context):

  • Easter
  • egg
  • jump/hop
  • basket
  • bunny
  • chick
  • lamb
  • candy
  • jelly bean (jelly candy)
  • grass
  • coloring eggs
  • Happy Easter
  • Lord
  • God
  • Jesus
  • cross
  • Good Sunday
  • worship
  • hunt/search
  • path/trail
  • cotton (white and soft)
  • arrives
  • happening/ event
  • tail
  • cake
  • ham (meat, finger spell ham)
  • butter
  • soap
  • salt and pepper
  • train
  • best
  • worst
  • most

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Rudolph”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own (still) lovely Jessica has also made a video of our version of “Rudolph”.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

YOU KNOW (NAME SIGNS)

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

(MORE NAME SIGNS)

But do you recall

REMEMBER

The most famous reindeer of all?

MOST FAMOUS REINDEER?

 

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

had a very shiny nose.

(3x) CLASSIFIER (shiny nose).

And if you ever saw him,

IF YOU SAW 

 you would even say it glows.

YOU ALL SAY GLOWS (from nose)

All of the other reindeer

PAST REINDEER OTHER ALL

 used to laugh and call him names.

LAUGH AND TEASE

 They never let poor Rudolph

NEVER ALLOW RUDOLPH

 join in any reindeer games.

JOIN GAMES

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE (fingerspelled) FOG

Santa came to say:

SANTA ARRIVED SAY

“Rudolph with your nose so bright,

RUDOLPH MODIFIER (shiny nose)

 won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

PLEASE GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT

Then all the reindeer loved him

FINISH REINDEER ALL LOVE

as they shouted out with glee

(2X) SHOUT HAPPY

“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

you’ll go down in history!”

FAMOUS FOREVER.

ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Jingle Bells”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own lovely Jessica has also made a video of our version of “Jingle Bells”.

Verse 1:

Dashing through the snow

SNOW

In a one horse open sleigh 

DASHING SLEIGH

 O’er the fields we go

CLASSIFIER (rolling hills)

Laughing all the way

LAUGHING

Bells on bob tails ring

BELLS BELLS (swap hands) BELLS BELLS

Making spirits bright

HAPPY CLASSIFIER (spreading out)

What fun it is to laugh and sing

FUN RIDE

A sleighing song tonight

SING NOW

Chorus 1:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

SLEIGH CELEBRATE.

Chorus 2:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

HORSE SLEIGH.

Online ASL References

I figured it would be a good idea to keep a running list of good online dictionaries and other resources to search for words/phrases/videos with. I will update this as often as good new sources arise and update the published date to be most recent! Enjoy satisfying your curiosity!

Online Dictionaries:

YouTube-rs teaching lessons:

Real-Printed Dictionaries:

Want to challenge your ASL abilities? This website has a list of movies including:

  • Full length films in ASL
  • Other works (poetry, documentaries, and selected short films)
  • Film Festivals
  • Films in English with some ASL
  • Films in other sign languages (Al-Sayyid, Australian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Finnish, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, South African/Swazi, Russian)
  • Miscellaneous ASL film resources

ASL in the Headlines

I was reading Dictionary.com today and found this headline:

“Did you know that American Sign Language is not related to English?” .

I read the article and thought that you all may enjoy reading through it, as well as an article written by William C. Stokoe, Jr. who is largely responsible for the creation of ASL.

Enjoy!