Glitch - please investigage

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Jul 6 22:06:43 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
July 6th, 2005

Hello Charles, and Everyone -
Stephen Slevinski is the programmer, and I can only experiment to see  
what is going on..Stephen is away from his computer right now, so I  
do not know when we will have tech support again...perhaps in a week  
or two...perhaps Steve is traveling. I know I am in need of less work  
myself! I am happy to know that Steve has a vacation.

So please do not be disheartened...I will try to help you now and get  
back to you...No matter what, it is fun you can add

Val ;-)


On Jul 6, 2005, at 2:49 PM, Charles Butler wrote:

I have now made the same sign twice and I cannot find
it in the search engine.

The sign is "baron_SCA" which when I search for
"Baron" should come up.  If I search for "SCA" I bring
up "Duke_SCA" but no "baron_SCA".  Thinking that for
some reason the program was losing it, I retyped it,
and the program said "you already have "baron-SCA",
therefore assigning the duplicate sign to
"baron_SCA_2", even though I can't search for it in
the dictionary.

I go to "edit" mode, and only "baron" comes up.  Is
there something I am doing wrong?

Then, if I go to "translate" and type in "baron_SCA"
the translation program finds it just fine.

What gives?  This is really disheartening.

Charles Butler

--- Charles Butler <chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

> With several of the countries being served on this
> list being monarchies, what are the signs for "king,
> queen, prince, princess, baron, baroness, marquis,
> marchioness, duke, duchess" etc.
> ASL has signs for King, Queen, Prince, Princess
> We have, occasionally need to sign BARON, or DUKE,
> and they'd usually follow the initialized signs
> above, on first guess.
> In the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group
> that recreates the Middle Ages (650 to 1650 AD)
> mostly in Europe, our interpreters (there called
> signing heralds), have needed signs that simply
> don't exist in ASL.  To keep the signs simple, we've
> used the crowns of the various ranks to show SCA
> ranks.  King, Queen, Prince, and Princess remain the
> same.  "DUKE" uses the strawberry leaves on the
> crowns of English dukes, and BARON uses the pearls
> on the headband, mimed with an "F" hand.  I've added
> these two to the SignPuddle as Duke-SCA and
> Baron-SCA.
>  Duke-SCA  Baron-SCA
> What are the signs in your countries for ranks of
> nobility.  Surely they are gossiped about, and not
> just fingerspelled (smile)?
> Charles Butler

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