translation of sw text written with sw001.dic

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Oct 3 14:02:04 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
October 3, 2002

Thank you, Stefan, for this good point - Yes, informed readers do
read SignWriting fluently. I personally can read a SignWriting text
as fast as I read an English newspaper...And I know there are others
with the same experiences....the Nicaraguan Deaf children have no
other writing system and read and write texts themselves in
SignWriting, as well as notes to each other in SignWriting in
Nicaraguan Sign Language, and they certainly communicate!  And I bet
your students in Germany have similar experiences.... Val ;-)


Stefan wrote:

>Dear Valerie and list members,
>ha it is fun to read your translation -
>Somehow this can become in interesting experiment , kind of pretest how much
>people might get interested in the use of SignBank since we will get the
>chance to look up the meanig of signs - starting with the spelling of the
>SW-signs ;-))
>When I look for the ASL signs in the 001 dictionary I have to count on the
>readers competence in his own language - and voila - it works. Evon if there
>are major mistakes the "informed"  reader should be able to put the pieces
>together so that the whole message makes sense to him/her !
>This is the case with spoken languages as well. Looking at the first written
>documents of little children first grade or foreigners who are not too
>familiar with the foreign language (like me ;-)))) )   are allowed to write
>their best guesses ...
>I am looking forward to your next teaching lessons
>Stefan ;-)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Valerie Sutton" <Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
>Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 1:23 AM
>Subject: Re: SignBank 2002 Instruction, Task 1
>>  SignWriting List
>>  October 2, 2002
>>  Hello Stefan - Thank you for this great message. I am guessing you said:
>>  "Hello Valerie, Yes! I finished work sign. I wait next teach lesson
>>  about saving in dictionary.  Take care and best wishes, Stefan"
>>  Thank you, Stefan! Val ;-)
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