Signwriting: Preparing a sign for a new word - Help needed.
alanpost at SUNFLOWERRIVER.ORG
Sat Oct 2 01:35:31 UTC 2010
On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 12:57:07AM +0000, Thor Malmjursson wrote:
> Hi. My name is Thorsteinn, and I am an editor with Wikipedia. Some of you
> may be aware that proposals are underway for the preparation of a
> Wikipedia in ASL using the Signwriting system. I am also proposing that
> we use that same system to prepare and publish a Wikipedia in British Sign
> Language (BSL) - however, having had a look through SignPuddle online,
> I've encountered a problem.
> From what I can see, there is no individual sign for Wikipedia, and I'm
> not sure how to make one specifically to identify it. I've spoken with
> someone else on this list, who suggested that fingerspelling signs
> wouldn't be great for the purpose, and that I post the question to this
> list for advice on how to prepare a sign to denote Wikipedia.
> What I would like to ask is whether the community know of any sign you use
> to identify Wikipedia, rather than fingerspelling the word, and if so, how
> we would convert that to a SignWriting sign/icon.
> Any help you can provide with this would be gratefully appreciated.
> Yours, Respectfully,
> Thorsteinn A. Malmjursson
> Editor, English Wikipedia
Here is my suggestion:
It is a portmanteau of the letteral W and Encyclopedia. I'm not
certain this word isn't already taken, but it has the benefit of
being concise and featuring a recognizable W hand --The W can be
both 'wiki' and 'write.'
I invite improvement to this word. If you'd care to, please play
the Perfection Game and tell me how to make it better:
.i ko djuno fi le do sevzi
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