Malaysian Sign Language

Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed kcx4aas at NOTTINGHAM.EDU.MY
Wed Jul 20 03:48:45 UTC 2005

Dear Hope Hurlbut,

Thank you so much for your response. I'll try to initiate contacts here in Malaysia.
I hope I can come up with something feasible.

Kind Regards,
Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed

>>> "Hope Hurlbut" <hope_hurlbut at> 7/19/2005 10:18:08 AM >>>
Dear Aisha,
Thank you for your enquiry.  I am sorry to have to tell you that I am now in 
Canada, and do not have access to the material I collected on the sign 
language survey in Malaysia.
I only introduced SignWriting to a couple of groups of Deaf in Terengganu 
while I was there.  They were very enthusiastic about it. Later, I was in 
contact with a couple of Deaf graduates from Gallaudet University, and they 
were not in favour of SignWriting, so I did not pursue it further.  Now my 
work embraces all of Asia, so I do not have any time to work further on 
Malaysian Sign Language.
I expect to return to Malaysia toward the end of the year.  If you want to 
contact me then, feel free to do so.
Hope Hurlbut

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed" <kcx4aas at>
To: <hope_hurlbut at>
Cc: <sw-l at>; <sutton at>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] Malaysian Sign Language

Dear Hope Hurlbut,

Please could you provide me with some information with respect to the work 
you did on Malaysian Sign Language. Most importantly would be contacts here 
in Malaysia so that I could get them to evaluate a computer program I intend 
to develop.

I am a postgraduate student of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, 
and I am conducting research on how Sign Writing can be incorporated in text 
messaging (SMS(Short Message Service)) capability of mobile phones. The 
program I intend to develop would allow people to send texts written in Sign 
Writing using mobile phones. It would form a part of my thesis.

Thank you. Awaiting your response.

Kind Regards,
Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed

>>> sutton at 07/17/05 12:15 AM >>>
SignWriting List
July 16, 2005

> Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed wrote:
> Just wondering though, you mentioned a project in Malaysia. Please
> could you pass me the contact info of the participants and/or the
> project coordinators in Malaysia.

Hello Aisha and Everyone -
The Malaysian Sign Language research was done by Hope Hurlbut
(hope_hurlbut at SIL.ORG), from Canada, who moved to Malaysia to study
the Malaysian Sign Languages, and write them in SignWriting, under
the auspices of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL).

If you go to our web site, and you click on the Search icon at the
top, and type in Malaysian Sign Language, and then press Search,
these are just a few of the many many links you will find
below...Plus you can also search our List Archives - http:// you can search and find quite
a lot of information...

[PDF] ISO Codes for Sign Languages

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Lyons Sign Language. LSG. France. sgn-FR-69. Rhône. Malaysian Sign
Language. XML Malaysia, Peninsular. sgn-MY. Maltese Sign Language ... docs1/sw0033-Sign-Language-Codes.pdf -
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[PDF] SignWriting Year-End Report

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Sign Language Research (TISLR) included. SignWriting in several
papers. James Kegl. presented written Nicaraguan Sign Language,. the
writing of Malaysian ... docs1/sw0024-YearEnd-Report2000.pdf -
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Eleven different Sign Languages are used at the school, and
SignWriting can ... Other presentations included written Malaysian
and Italian Sign Languages. ... - 17k - Cached
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... Italy Italian Sign Language = ITSL country25 = Japan Japanese
Sign Language = JSL country26 = Malaysia Malaysian Sign Language =
MYSL country27 = Malta Maltese ... swlist/archive2/message/1591.html - 12k -
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... on.) The Malaysian Deaf claim that the Singaporean Deaf use SEE,
but I wonder if it is a modified version of ASL, as most of Malaysian
Sign Language (MSL) is. ... swlist/archive2/message/2743.html - 11k -
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... It > is probable that the people all understand Malaysian Sign
Language > because when the language assistant could not remember a
word, another > Deaf gave a ... swlist/archive2/message/2449.html - 7k -
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... could no longer understand her properly, so she made a great
effort to switch back to Malaysian Sign Language (MSL or BIM as the
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