Promotion on another Sign Notation System

Angus B. Grieve-Smith grvsmth at UNM.EDU
Mon Aug 25 13:02:58 UTC 2003

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Ingvild Roald wrote:

> What all these have in common, and where they all differ from
> SignWriting, is that they are developed for research purposes (often for
> one spesific SL or one spesific aspect), and not well suited to be
> everyday writing systems for Signing people.

        This is true of HamNoSys and possibly Stokoe, but not of the
Newkirk systems (87, 93 and SignFont).  All three were designed to be used
as orthographies.  There are a number of other factors involved, one of
which is that Valerie has been consistenly promoting SignWriting for
years, but when was the last time you heard from Don Newkirk?

                                        -Angus B. Grieve-Smith
                                        Linguistics Department
                                        University of New Mexico
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