[sw-l] Special Interest signs in SignPuddle...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Dec 13 23:53:02 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
December 13, 2004

Charles Butler wrote:
> 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?

There is a difference between the Online Dictionaries on the web and
the ones you do privately on your own computer...

Regarding the Online Sign Puddles...we have 27 online dictionaries
now....I hope in 2005 we can fill them with good signs that are truly
used in each country...Take a look at the 27 on this page:

27 Sign Puddles Online

Not all the links work yet...

You will notice two that are internationally oriented...Signuno is a
sign language developed connected to Esperanto, and the International
Name Signs Online Dictionary will house the sign-names for different
countries that are internationally used now, between different signed

But you will be able to download Sign Puddle, someday, Charles, to
create your own specialized dictionaries. Plus you can do the same
right now in SignBank and SignWriter...

Val ;-)

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