NEPAL: What will Deaf people think of SignWriting? ;-)

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Nov 3 17:10:20 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
November 3, 2003

On Nov 1, 2003, Erika wrote:
> Hi Valerie - Thanks for the response. I was introduced to Signwriting
> this
> summer by James Kegl (I was taking a class from Judy). My dissertation
> work
> will be conducted with the deaf community in Nepal. It isn't central
> to my own
> research question, but I'm interested to see what the people I've been
> working
> with there will think of Signwriting. I hope they'll be interested in
> working
> with it. Erika

Dear SW List and Erika!
Nepal is a very new country for SignWriting. I have attached a map.
Nepal is in Asia. I believe SignWriting is used a little in Pakistan,
and some interest has come from India and Bangladesh, but never Nepal.

I would suggest bringing some printed SignWriting materials with you,
including some charts with the basic symbols, and just show those
materials to Deaf people in Nepal. You may be surprised. They may like
it immediately. That has been our experience with Deaf people in
Malaysia, for example...

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