ASL Grammar - Is this correct?
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jan 29 17:34:43 UTC 2006
January 29, 2006
Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> You are right that it is great to be able to transcribe ASL grammar
> such wonderful book like the master ASL ...
> This sentence is an excellent example to study SL in detail. Not
> many people
> are aware of using the deixis instead of the possessing "your".
> Same with the eyebrows - yes -no question versus WH - question -- ...
> I will look the German grammar - what do they say? smile -
> I know that these questions are not a matter a SignWriting but
> rather of
> teach ASl - so hope you don´t mind that I mention these aspects at
> listserve - somehow off the topic -
Hello Stefan and Everyone!
I am really grateful for your feedback and writing and comments,
Stefan, and this is not off the topic, but just perfect to discuss
Perhaps I can share with you that in the past few days there has been
several email discussions, on the Sign Language Linguists List
(SLLING) and the TeachASL List, about SignWriting. It has been a good
discussion, but on the TeachASL List there are some teachers who are
still against writing their own language, and have never looked at
SignWriting. There has been some controversy. Controversy is actually
good, because it makes people think. So writing ASL grammar actually
touched off some anger from some teachers who feel the grammar cannot
I want to thank so many of you, for discussing SignWriting openly
with the ASL teachers...Stuart Thiessen's messages, and Cherie Wren,
and Stefan's messages (smile) and so many others who use SignWriting,
stood up for it, and that is great!
So the more we can write ASL and use the documents daily, and discuss
writing grammar, it will help Americans take notice that it is
possible to write...
And I know you have the same issues in Germany and other countries too!
People are basically the same all over the world, when it comes to
new ideas and how we react to them -
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