Signs for Phillippines, different islands and cities
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Dec 12 17:27:48 UTC 2003
December 12, 2003
Dear SW List Members, and Nana and Hector!
This is a message from Nana in the Philippines. Some members tell me
that the message was not clear...that there was a computer glitch...so
I went into the Archives and found that the Linguist web site, that
houses our Archives, fixed the message and then posted it, so I am
really impressed with the Linguist web site! Thank you to Michael
Appleby from the Linguist site, for their excellent Archive system!...
And what was the problem? Sometimes the symbols for quotes,
apostrophes, and other small symbols on computer keyboards have
different internal numbers in the computers, so that when you post a
message using those symbols, other people's computers cannot read them,
and instead of a quote, out comes some strange symbol combination that
is not a quote at all! So I guess all of us should not use some of
those symbols when we are just typing a simple email message. Of course
it is hard to remember that though...I do it all the time myself and
Here is Nanas message again without those symbols, for those who could
not read it before:
Hello Hector and SW-List,
Sorry, it took me some time to gather some of the signs you asked for.
I was not able to get the signs for the main islands, because our deaf
here didnt know them, maybe in the future :-).
I realised that my sign document is a bit confusing, so I try to give
you an introduction here:
Philippines is the country. Manila is the capital. Then there are the
three main islands (or island groups) that I dont have the signs for
yet: They are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Davao is the capital city of
Mindanao. Cebu is both an island of Visayas and the capital of that
island. The deaf were not sure, if the sign is good for both, for sure
it is the name of the capital Cebu City. Palawan is an island that
belongs to Luzon. (Some of the Deaf think, that the signs for the other
islands like: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Cebu might have the same
movement like Palawan just using the first letter of the name of each
Bicol is the region of southern Luzon, where we are working. Naga and
Legaspi- are provincial capitals of Camarines Sur and Albay
respectively. Ligao, Iriga, Polangui, Daraga, Tabaco are smaller towns
mostly in the province of Albay. The words are those that I have
included signs for.
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