SWISS-FRENCH: Lessons in SignWriting Textbook translation...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Aug 8 17:05:19 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
August 8, 2003

Dear SW List, and Anne-Claude -
Thank you for your message below...

We need the Lessons in SignWriting textbook, or CD files, translated 
into French and Swiss-French Sign Language...absolutely! That would be 
an important project, Anne-Claude, and I hope you can do that. No one 
has translated Lessons in SignWriting into French yet, as far as I 
know...The Toulouse group has not been active for awhile, but there is 
a group in Paris starting to use SignWriting, so perhaps you will want 
to work together? I will be happy to help the translation project, by 
providing the pages and diagrams, and by including your completed 
translation along with other languages, on our Lessons In SignWriting 
CD, when your book is ready...I am starting that process now, for the 
Brazilian translation and extended textbook by Marianne Stumpf...

I used to print the Lessons in SignWriting textbook in a big white was a heavy and costly publication. Now all the files are 
on computer, and available on CD, and that is the way it will be 
published for now...since it will be completed faster that way...

To start the translation process...go to:

And translate those pages...

Also, because you paid your membership, Anne-Claude, I will be able to 
send you the SW Member CDs in September, and one of those is the 
Lessons in SignWriting CD, which will give you the same book in several 
different formats, including in a FileMaker database..

Val ;-)


On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 04:02 AM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude Prélaz 
> I was thinking of the instruction manual to learn how to write SW... 
> I'd
> love to adapt it in french so that it would be ready once we decided to
> give a first introduction course to the Team of Fribourg's school of 
> the
> deaf... Do you know if it had already been adapted by the french team 
> in
> Toulouse ? If so... it would be stupid to waste time redoing it all!
> If not... how can I proceed? Should I buy one of these manual from
> you... translate everything into french and send it back... then you'd
> prepare a french version ??? Or is their any way we can proceed by
> mail... or .... or.... or... I have just no idea on how to proceed.
> I have the same question about the lessons online!!  What do you think
> about having them translated ?? (I'd do that)...
> I know it would mean a lot of time and energy but... I also know that
> having everything in english will discourage most of the professionnal
> who aren't fluent (+ my deaf colleagues that aren't fluent at all in
> english... at least for most of them!!)
> What do you think of this??
> Let me know
> I'm looking forward to reading your answer!
> Take care
> Anny

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