What is Val doing? smile....

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Nov 20 14:45:46 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
November 20, 2003

Dear SW List, Stefan, Anny, everyone!
Thanks for the great report, Anny, from French-Switzerland...Altogether 
there is quite a lot happening with SignWriting in Switzerland 
now...both in the French-speaking and German-speaking parts of the 
country. I wonder if the Italian-speaking region will ever be 
interested in SignWriting? ha! smile...I know interest has started in 
Italy, so you never know....;-)

I started preparing some new pages of the SignBank lessons, only to 
find myself re-designing the Lessons in SignWriting section on the web, 
since there are some new chapters to add...and wow...all of a sudden I 
am caught in the large job of making our textbooks more consistent, 
both on the web and also in PDF format...adding two more chapters to 
the LSW text, and also improving the SignBank manual, which needs to 
incorporate the new changes that were made with SignBank for Everyday 
use...so I need a little time to complete this...it is not hard...just 
time consuming...so I am afraid the SignBank lessons will have to be 
put on hold, Stefan, for a few days...I will keep you all informed - 
Thanks for you patience, and hope to be back online soon again -

Have a splendid day, everyone!

Val ;-)


On Nov 20, 2003, at 5:25 AM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude Prélaz wrote:

> Dear Valerie
> Things are fine... except I never have enough time to do all the 
> things I
> would like to do... the two kids (and a third one coming in June), my 
> job,
> my studies (exams to prepare for february), and... SignWriting....
> Siv Fosshaug, Viviane (a deaf sign language teacher of the french 
> speaking
> part of Switzerland) and I are going to do a first one day course for 
> the
> team of the school of the deaf in Fribourg... in march 2004.. Siv is 
> helping
> us a lot, and she already wrote down the LSF examples to add to my
> translation of your lessons... so as you see... trying to go ahead 
> with all
> this... another introduction course should also take place soon. the 
> (french swiss federation of the deaf) asked us to organise it so... 
> maybe in
> march or in october... (we'll see how much time we have for that!!)
> Beside that nothing new...
> Hope tp hear from you soon... and let me know when the last chapters 
> of the
> lessons are on the web!
> Take care
> Anny
> Valerie Sutton a *crit :
>> SignWriting List
>> November 19, 2003
>> Dear SW List, and Annie -
>> How nice to know you are reading these messages so carefully -
>> You are right. I am in the process of updating the lessons web pages
>> right now. That is why I am suddenly silent, trying to get all those
>> pages onto the web plus into new PDF documents that incorporate the
>> added chapters...so thanks for being so on top of things...
>> I will announce when a real document is ready to go..but at least it 
>> is
>> good to know that the chapters are done in my computer...now the issue
>> is getting them into your computer - smile - ha!
>> Val ;-)
>> PS. How are things going in French Switzerland, Annie?
>> ----------------------------------
>> On Nov 19, 2003, at 12:20 PM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude Pr }_ az wrote:
>>> Valerie
>>> Can you tell us where to find those new pages... I tried different
>>> things
>>> but saw nothing new
>>> Is it the same document than I translated?? Could you send me just 
>>> the
>>> pages you added? Or help me find them
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Take care
>>> Anny
>>> Valerie Sutton a *crit :
>>>> SignWriting List
>>>> November 18, 2003
>>>> Dear SW List members...
>>>> I am still preparing the SignBank Lessons and I am not ready with
>>>> 8-15...smile...so...give me a day or so...well...maybe two days!
>>>> Sooner or later I will finish the instruction and a year later we 
>>>> will
>>>> take it for granted.... smile...
>>>> And oh by the way, I have added two chapters to the end of the 
>>>> Lessons
>>>> in SignWriting textbook database too...they were the two last 
>>>> chapters
>>>> that never got copied over from the old textbook...the chapters on
>>>> punctuation and also receptive writing...so there is much to 
>>>> update...
>>>> I have orders to fulfill from French-Canada...From the University of
>>>> Quebec at Montreal, and also from Boston etc....very nice!
>>>> Have a splendid day, everyone!
>>>> Val ;-)

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