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

Stephen Slevinski slevinski at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Dec 14 15:50:03 UTC 2004

Hi Charles,

If you want an SCA SignPuddle, I've created one for you on Oculog.net:
http://www.oculog.net/signpuddle/SCA.  If anyone else wants a SignPuddle to
play around in, let me know.

I have also created a SignPuddle for testing:
http://www.oculog.net/signpuddle/test.  Username: test Password: test.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
[mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]On Behalf Of Charles Butler
  Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 11:29 AM
  To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
  Subject: Re: [sw-l] BELGIUM: 2 new flag-icons

  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 s! ign 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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