Malaysian Sign Language

Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed kcx4aas at NOTTINGHAM.EDU.MY
Wed Jul 20 04:02:45 UTC 2005

Dear Marian and Nana Dumitra,

Thank you for your response. I hope to create a program which would allow people who
use Sign Writing to write text messages in 'signs' on mobile phones, somewhat similar to using
the Sign Writer Computer Program to type signs.

I do hope that I may be able to get feedback from you and Deaf users of SMS in the Phillipines.
I hope to post a questionnaire on the mailing list soon.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,

>>> nana.dumitra at SCHLOSSKLAUS.AT 7/19/2005 4:25:32 PM >>>
Dear Aisha and SW-List,
It has been some time since I posted to the list. We are Marian and Nana
Dumitra, missionaries to the Deaf in the Philippines and we have been
using SignWriting for about a year now. The Deaf here use SMS a lot and
we are be very interested in what you are planning to do. So far there
are not many Deaf here who know SW, but we are just starting our first
classes and hope to soon have several Deaf "readers". We know that Hope
Hurlbut is on furlough right now and quite busy, so it might take some
time to hear from her.
Greetings from the Philippines,
Nana Dumitra

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Sent: Sonntag, 17. Juli 2005 12:37
To: hope_hurlbut at SIL.ORG 
Cc: sw-l at; sutton at 
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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Year-End Report 2000

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  
Deaf call it - Bahasa Isyarat ... swlist/archive2/message/2506.html - 6k -  
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