New Handshapes to Be Added to SymbolBank....
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Feb 15 15:21:20 UTC 2003
February 15, 2003
Dear Hector, Antony, Stefan and everyone -
I am so happy to receive such great messages from around the world -
Colombia, Australia and Germany - we are soooo international!
I just want you to know that I am here - It is 7:20 in the morning and
I will be back to my computer after breakfast - ha!
I know it is nighttime for some of you...strange isn't it?!
So see you soon ;-)
Stefan in Germany wrote...
Dear Antony, Valerie and listmembers
I read your message and had to smile - well - it takes some time to
learn to read SW but it takes much more to become an experienced user
of the SW4.4 program with all the wonderful possibilities that are
hidden in this great program. Even more time is needed to become an
experienced scribe - that is not just to use the program but to wirte
documents that can be understood by readers who are able to read SW
but are as well familiar with the SL in wich the document is written.
In order to allow people who get interested in reading and writing SW
I offer in Germany two different weekend-workshops . After these the
participants are informed about many many little problems and how to
find the solution. It is amazing to watch them writing their first
documents after only a few hours of instruction.
In the meantime I have lot of experiences in teaching people how to
read and how to write SW . Many presentations, workshops helped me to
create numerous teaching materials , tipps and tricks ...
When I started to learn to use SW or GebaerdenSchrift as we call it
here in Germany - there has not been any single sign written in German
Sign Language. So I had to start from scratch. At that time the SW - I
got lot of support from experiences members of the LIST. I started to
write my first signs .I presented these signs and felt so grateful to
learn from the feedback. Puuh I made so many mistakes - not knowing
.... I got stuck because of printing-problems, or other typing -
problems. Datas got lost, the program collapsed ....
I am still on my way to learn to read !!!!!!!! There are some signs
and symbols that are not handled the same way in all the countries
that use SW. I would love to start a discussion to get more
clarification on this issue.
Anyway - here is my suggestion - I invite you and other beginners to
post questions to the List that are connected with " how to get
started -" "How to use the SW4.4 Program etc.)
To start with a small project - as you suggested - is a wonderful idea
! Think steps - think future
I can try to answer all these questions and will try to make a
collection of FAQ and to offer this list of questions and answers on
the website www.gebaerdenschrift.de ..
In order to get not confused it would be helpful to give a number and
a "title" to the question -
If other beginners would like to participate in this "instruction
course" you are all welcome ;-)
Just go ahead a write your first question - the only rule : one
question within one email - in order to get not confused and to learn
step by step - added gifs are very helpful to clarify most problems..
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