Promotion on another Sign Notation System

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Aug 25 20:48:12 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
August 25, 2003

Thank you, Angus, for directing us to the Web Archive web site, which
captures complete web sites from the past...

Jerry and Stefan, and others who have web sites...You might get a kick
out of looking at your old web designs...I am amazed to say that they
have captured all of our SignWriting site web sites since 1996...I had
fun looking at my old web design - ha! However- it may just be the
first few pages of each web site...I am not sure...but that is a great

Anyway, Angus forgot to mention (smile), that Angus himself has used
the Don Newkirk fact there is a paper on the web:

English to American Sign Language Machine Translation of Weather Reports

written by Angus - and I am glad it is still there.  Take a look....

Val ;-)


On Monday, August 25, 2003, at 01:26 PM, Angus B. Grieve-Smith wrote:

> 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
> <
> dnewkirk/signfont/>.
> The relevant document is the one that describes the "Literal
> Orthography."
>                                         -Angus B. Grieve-Smith
>                                         Linguistics Department
>                                         University of New Mexico
>                                         grvsmth at
>                                         grvsmth at
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