[sw-l] Myths about SignWriting?
sutton at signwriting.org
Tue Jul 13 15:56:55 UTC 2004
July 13, 2004
Wonderful, Stuart! I hope people will contribute to your list of "Myths
That may help people understand it better...Val ;-)
Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> I wonder if there are other "myths" about SignWriting. Should we put
> a FAQ or something together that specifically shoots down myths?? I
> would be happy to put something together if you all would be willing
> to help me with some of your experiences with people's
> misunderstandings. What myths or false ideas about SignWriting have
> you heard? What misunderstandings have people told you? Like --- "So
> SignWriting is like Chinese" (but it's really more of a featural
> writing system than a concept-based [logographic] writing system.)
> My friend, Philip, also had a chance to talk with people about it and
> we feel very positive about the reaction. One friend of his agreed
> with him that if the grassroots really knew about the potential of
> SignWriting, they would be very excited about it. So we just need to
> keep on the process of educating our deaf communities about the
> benefits of SW.
> The next NAD conference will be in New Orleans probably the second
> week in July 2006. We have two advance tickets for NAD and hope to
> prepare for a booth at that NAD convention to promote SignWriting more
> vigorously. We may do a trial run at our state convention next year
> in 2005.
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