Promotion on another Sign Notation System

Angus B. Grieve-Smith grvsmth at UNM.EDU
Mon Aug 25 20:26:04 UTC 2003

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> The Newkirk 87 system you that the one that uses the Roman
> alphabet to represent the movements of signed languages? Don showed me
> his system like that, in 1975 at Salk Institute, so it must have started
> earlier but then was published in 87?

        There was a version in the 1970s, and then he revised it in 1987.

> Is there a web site url, Angus, for that system?

        There was, but Newkirk took it down a while ago.  Fortunately you
can see the backup copy through the Wayback Machine at
The relevant document is the one that describes the "Literal Orthography."

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