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December 3, 2009

Hello Everyone!
I have not been following this conversation completely, I do apologize  
for that....We have had an increase in book orders, and I have been  
fulfilling those orders, sending books on SignWriting around the  
world...very nice to have more orders right before Christmas...

Regarding the direction of writing in SignWriting...everyone is  
welcome to write as it seems best for them...We all have our reasons  
to write one direction or the other, and all directions of writing  
signs, is better than no writing of I suggest that we write  
as it seems best to us, and over time, standards will develop...

And yes, Stefan, your documents and dictionaries are amazing! Thank  
you for all the writing you are doing in SignPuddle. Your dictionary  
has over 10,000 signs!!

German SignPuddles

And thank you, Andre, for the documents and dictionaries from French  
Canada...I can see you have added a lot since I last looked:

French-Canadian SignPuddles

It is exciting to see how much is being accomplished everyday in  
SignPuddle...people are adding thousands of signs in many countries...

Regarding rules of writing...people informed me that they did not want  
rules, so that is need to change the way you all are writing...

So I am just writing my particular style and trying to explain the  
rules that guide my own personal writing, and then others can choose  
what they feel is best...

Because I write vertically with lanes, i also write fingerspelling  
vertically. When it comes to writing multiple facial expressions, that  
is an interesting question...sometimes I write them horiztonally and  
sometimes vertically...but now I will really think about this and see  
what feels natural next time I write a document...

So thank you, to everyone, for your input and I plan to read more of  
your messages later this month, as soon as the Christmas rush has died  
down...I hope you are enjoying your December...

Val ;-)


On Dec 3, 2009, at 3:25 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> HI André
> I do not understand your idea. Your attached documents –hmm what is  
> this? This does not make sense!    There are so many well written SW- 
> documents in the German SignPuddle if you are interested to read  
> German Sign Language written in GebaerdenSchrift.  Your documents do  
> not show GebaerdenSchrift. many other projects on my todo  
> list. I have to focus on other things ...
>  Stefan ;-)


On Dec 3, 2009, at 9:57 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:

> Hallo Stefan and everyone,
>     Who is the reader?
>     I assume that the reader reads and writes a SW in vertical  
> coloumns because Val already mentioned that Deaf people requested  
> writing in vertical coloumns.
>     What are spelling standards and spelling rule violations?
>     Stefan, You have a good question.
>     You will see the attached "read horizontally" and "read  
> vertically" for fingerspelling names and compound signs.  In  
> addition, you will see the attached "horizontal Gebradeschreft" and  
> "vertical Gebradeschrefts" for a speech.
>     Sw-list friends, What do you think about spelling standards and  
> rule violations?
>     Best regards,
>     André


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