Has this helped? ;-) smile...

Ingvild Roald ingvild.roald at STATPED.NO
Wed Nov 6 13:28:31 UTC 2002

Dear Valerie,

Yes, it has helped.

But it seems I have made you all misunderstand one of the Norwegian signs
- the sign for 'accurately, precisely', called 'NOYAKTIG' (ommitting the
slash over the o to get the correct Norwegian letter). Whe I first wrote
this sign, I was thinking readability for Norwegian SL users - and thus
the sign came to you in a way that was not correct. I have tried now three
other ways of writing the sign, and I will give you an explanation in
English as well: The right handis  pressing slowly a short way forward on
the palm of the left hand. The sign will most often be made close to the
chest, the whole body telling that this is a task that has to be done with
precission. The facial expression is the one used for all tiny things.

So I am afraid I must ask you to remove those two beutiful pages from the
web - or at least alter them so they do not refer to a Norwegian sign -
so sorry to put you through this,



>SignWriting List
>November 2, 2002
>My dear friends, and especially Ingvild -
>I hope you can start adding signs to your dictionary now. Has this helped
>at all? I would love your feedback - Thanks Bill, for your great input.
>And Charles, it appears our two methods are actually quite close...I look
>forward to seeing your dictionary in SignBank someday!
>I am going to take the rest of the weekend off, and then on Monday I hope
>to answer Anne Claude's survey myself - I am sorry, Anne, for your
>frustration. I know that several teachers are sooooo busy that they are
>not on the List at all...so I will try to focus a little on your project,
>to see if I can help you -
>Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
>And many blessings to all my friends around the world....
>Val ;-)
>Valerie Sutton
>Sutton at SignWriting.org
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