photo and Brazilian site for SignWriting

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jul 15 03:33:27 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
July 14, 2003

I spoke with Rocha, while he was here, about your four-language 
dictionary between LIBRAS, Portuguese, ASL and English...and he 
suggested that you prepare it in SignBank, which gives you an Editor 
program for multi-lingual dictionaries. I will be happy to help you 
with that, as soon as you have some of the data I hope you 
can find a computer to install FileMaker, so you can see your 
dictionary used in the future...I know you worked sooo hard on it, and 
it would be a shame not to enter it into SignBank!

Val ;-)


On Sunday, July 13, 2003, at 05:37 PM, Charles Butler wrote:

> I just looked over the Brazilian Dictionary Web site and it absolutely 
> beautiful and divided by topic.  I'm going to try to download it and 
> rearrange it alphabetically (SSS) as this was a project I was working 
> on while I was in Brazil.
> Meanwhile, in looking over all the words, "Titulo de eleitor" didn't 
> make sense to me.  The sign looks like it's being made with two right 
> hands.  The lower one should be flipped the other way if the upper one 
> is supposed to be descending into it (as the "between" character would 
> indicate". 
> When I was working in Brazil, that was an interesting point in my 
> editing, it was usually the "C" handshape, and the "square angle" hand 
> were sometimes turned around, showing the right hand for both the left 
> and right hand.  It was a minor typo, but it was a consistent one, 
> which I think is a significant minor point in day-to-day patterns.
> Charles
> Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> July 10, 2003
> Hello Everyone, and Tini...
> Yes, Nicole is very beautiful, you are right about that! I do not
> believe Nicole is on the SignWriting List, since her photo came from a
> group of photos on Antonio Carlos' web site. You might enjoy visiting
> his site with soooo many nice documents in SignWriting, plus the photos
> of a classroom of Deaf children who are learning SignWriting in Brazil:
> Brazilian Web Site with SignWriting documents and photos
> Nicole most likely speaks Portuguese and LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign
> Language) if you want to write to her, I would suggest writing in
> ASL in SignWriting with English glosses...that at least would give her
> something to study and muse over, even if she doesn't fully understand
> what you said...or you could put your English glosses through a
> translation system on the web to receive Portuguese glosses for her...
> Thank you, Antonio Carlos, for the lovely web site with all the
> documents! They are quite amazing and I really loved all the photos of
> the Deaf children!
> Val ;-)
> -------------------------------
> On Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 05:10 AM, Tini Pel wrote:
> > To Nicole in Brazil,
> >  
> > Valerie send us your picture Nicole, what a beautiful photo!!!!
> > Did you do all the writing on the board?
> > Thank you so much. Can you send us some more?
> > bye for now,
> > Tini in Canada.
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