sw-l-digest V1 #2305

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Apr 29 12:25:32 UTC 2007

Now that I have looked at the portal, you have some rather unusual scripts there supported, including Elvish script (Tengwar).  What do we need to do to get SW supported?  Tengwar is a Hindi-based script found in Tolkien's fiction, the Lord of the Rings, for Elvish, at best a not currently used language of commerce.  SW is used in 30 countries of the world in academia and in ordinary life.

One cannot write Spanish in French, nor Dutch in English. Why write signed languages which are unrelated to the spoken languages with which they share geography?  American Sign Language is NOT English words or grammar put into handshapes and moved, that's fingerspelling, which is NOT a language.

Charles Butler

GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote: Hoi,
Om the OmegaWiki website, we have portals for all languages recognised in the ISO-639-3. The information we provide for any languages is minimal. What we are looking for is information that will be helpful for people who for whatever reason are interested in a particular language. 

The portal for American Sign language is http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:ase , for British Sign Language http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:bfi . We also have a portal for SignWriter at http://www.omegawiki.org/Portal:Sgnw

When you create yourself a user at OmegaWiki, please create yourself a Babel template. Sadly we do not support SignWriter yet as a script. You may want to add a text for your sign language in another language that is the most appropriate (ie a text in Dutch for the Dutch Sign Language). 

If you have any questions .. please ask :)

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