CDs and other things

Nana Dumitra nana.dumitra at SCHLOSSKLAUS.AT
Fri Nov 14 06:46:01 UTC 2003

Dear SW List and Valerie,

Thanks for your compliments on my English, on some days my head just becomes
fuzzy with too many languages trying to get the better of me :) and then I
am no longer sure if I am using the right combination of grammar and words
(I once talked to my mother who is Austrian in German but with Romanian

Well, about the CDs - I am not worried (yet) that they have not arrived
until now. For air mail things it usually takes 1 - 3 months to get to our
place (both from Europe and the US). But also downloads in smaller units
might be a good option.

I am really looking forward to receiving the CDs though - our English - FSL
(Filipino Sign) Dictionary has about 190 entries so far and the Tagalog one
I am just working on, I think there will be more entries, because people are
using so many synonyms in spoken Tagalog, that we often need to enter 3 - 4
Tagalog words for one sign. The school we are living at encouraged us to
just use SW for all we teach the students - we are not quite there yet, but
we are sure working on it (part of this encouragement is that the principal
of the school feels the Deaf have to learn "correct" English and somehow he
feels less threatened by SW than by our approach to borrow words from
English and to write them in Sign grammar :)).

Have a good day,

-----Urspr ÿÿ gliche Nachricht-----
Von: Valerie Sutton [mailto:sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. November 2003 21:44
Betreff: Re: AW: SignWriting videos on email? ;-)

SignWriting List
November 12, 2003

Dear SW List, and Nana -
Your English is outstanding, Nana...everyone on this List communicates
beautifully and there is no need to worry about that! In fact, it would
be fun if people made mistakes in English would seem
more human and then we could all relax more - smile -you can write in
German too, or any other language you wish, including GIFs in Sign

You are right...the videos are a bad idea. Takes too much memory....

I thought sending you a CD would be the answer, but you havn't received
the CD yet, is that right? It has been almost four weeks...It was sent
on October I guess the CDs are not an answer either...I will
need to learn how to break up files for download, as Daniel
suggested...there is a technique to it that I don't understand yet...

Val ;-)


On Nov 12, 2003, at 2:05 AM, Nana Dumitra wrote:

> I think in theory it should work for us, but the problem could be if
> the
> file gets too large then we will be stuck for ages to recieve it :(.
> So for
> the time being it might be better for us not to receive any videos
> (already
> some of the attachments with SW are quite big for our phone lines, but
> it is
> still okay - meaning: I enjoy receiving them more than it frustrates
> me to
> receive them. Does that make sense, somehow I feel like my English is
> terrible today :)).
> Greetings,
> Nana
> -----Urspr ÿÿ gliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Valerie Sutton [mailto:sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. November 2003 03:47
> Betreff: SignWriting videos on email? ;-)
> SignWriting List
> November 11, 2003
> Suzanne Becker wrote:
>> My presentation on Sign Writing is in 2 weeks, maybe sooner, it might
>> be
>> video taped, so if your interested...? Ciao For Now... Suzanne M.
>> Becker
> Dear SW List, and Suzanne!
> Yes. Of course I would love to see your video, Suzanne. Good luck with
> your presentation...
> May I ask the SW List members...?  Are your computers able to view
> QuickTime video on the web? If so, and with Suzanne's permission, once
> I have the video, I could create a Quicktime excerpt for you all...
> I have heard that there is some email software that allows video? is
> that right? Anyone know about that?
> Val ;-)

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