[sw-l] BELGIUM: 2 new flag-icons

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 13 16:29:27 UTC 2004

Looking at your Flemish & Walloon sections brings up an interesting use of Sign Language, that of the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The SCA is a medievalist recreationist group that uses ASL and some signs from other languages in a medieval court setting.  One of the areas that is most useful to us is in "name signs" for specific groups.  These are based, whenever possible, on the heraldry of the group, so, for example, An Tir is a lion rampant, which would be ASL [Lion + claw forward], Trimaris is [3 + water + waves].  Would it be possible to get an SCA SignPuddle section set up so that we can load this set of "special interest signs" into it?

Charles Butlre

Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
December 13, 2004

Kasterlinden Bilinguaal School in Belgium wrote:
> I worked with the kids in the signpuddle today. We saw that a lot of
> changes were made. Looks great!! ;) A Flemish flag, yes yes! The
> children asked me were Belgium disappeared to ;)

Hello List, and Kathleen and Flemish children!

Ha! yes. I did as you suggested, Kathleen, and divided Belgium into the
two Sign Language regions, Flemish and Walloon. Please see attached
diagram for the icons for the two areas...I hope this is what you
wanted? The Walloon dictionary does not go anywhere right now if you
click on the icon, but in time it will...And I used the sign for
Belgium for the Walloon dictionary until I find out what their sign is
for their regional area of Belgium...

Plus...Kathleen...did I choose the correct sign for Flanders? Notice
how following the SignSpelling rules, the arrow is underneath the first
handshape. I can explain that rule again, if you need it for your

> ATTACHMENT part 2 image/jpeg name=Belgium.jpg; x-mac-type=4A504547; x-unix-mode=0644; x-mac-creator=3842494D

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