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

Katrien Van Mulders katrien_vanmulders at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 14 22:56:51 UTC 2004

Hi Val,

Your icon is correct; the Flemish Lion is Flanders' symbol :-) The sign for "Flemish Sign Language" or "Vlaamse Gebarentaal" is indeed not included in our dictionary. It is shown, however, in the intro film. Kristof starts by signing : "Hello. Welcome to the Flemish Sign Language dictionary". The sign you are using now, Val, seems to refer to the 'older' name of Flemish Sign Language, being "Flemish-Belgian Sign Language". Anyway, I haven't got the sign in SignWriting on my laptop. But I'm sure Kathleen will be happy to send it to you once more :-)



Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
SignWriting List
December 14, 2004

Katrien Van Mulders wrote:
> You should check the text I sent you on 'the Flemish Deaf Community'
> (the one you recently placed on the website); in it I explain the
> change of the name of the sign language used in Flanders :-) I have no
> idea why the Walloon one is still called "Langue des Signes Belgique
> Francophone". I recently met the Deaf founder of a/the Walloon
> interpreter's service and could ask him. I have no idea whether they
> are working with SignWriting or are interested in doing so. I think
> Kathleen can more easily answer these questions for you.

Hello Everyone and Katrien -
Your write up is an excellent one:

About the Flemish Deaf Community

It explains, at the end, that the Deaf Community in Flanders prefers
the name "Flemish Sign Language"...So this means that my icon is
correct, as far as the flag and the English words for the name of the
language (see attached)...but then I had problems finding the sign for:

Vlaamse Gebarentaal

in your Flemish Sign Language Dictionary online...I looked in the
dictionary and couldn't find it...I believe Kathleen sent me the sign,
but I couldn't find it! So I need someone to send it to me again and I
can fix the sign if it is not the correct one...Val ;-)

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