Need Your Feedback...New SignSpelling Document Posted...

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jan 19 16:01:24 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
January 19, 2004

Dear SW List, and Charles -
Thank you so much, Charles, for your feedback. I am glad it is 
positive! And yes...your article in the SignWriting Journal is an 
important article. Thanks for that contribution, and thanks to Antonio 
Carlos, that he continues to post it on the web in the SignWriting 
Journal. For those who want to read Charles' article, go to:

The SignWriting Journal
Number 1, Article 1, August 2001
An Ordering System for SignWriting
by Charles Butler

You can also download a PDF document of Charles' article there, I 

I am sorry to hear that your computer is still giving you problems, 
Charles...Whenever that circumstance changes, you may enjoy using 
SignBank for your multi-lingual SignWriting!

Thanks for taking the time to give me feedback - smile...

Val ;-)


On Jan 18, 2004, at 7:46 PM, Charles Butler wrote:

> Yes, Valerie,
> This is EXTREMELY similar to the beginning I made in
> the SignWriter Journal.  My computer has collapsed so
> I can only read what you write rather than add my new
> stuff right now, but I am quite happy with the
> ordering of the spelling.  Starting with either hand
> (depending on the handedness of the writer) and then
> proceeding by hand shape, orientation (contact if
> there is any to begin with), movement to a new
> position, including any new contact, new hands (again
> depending on the handedness of the writer), is great.
> Charles
> Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> January 18, 2004
>> Dear SW List Members:
>> I am happy to announce a new posting:
>> SignSpelling Guidelines 2004
>> This is an improved version of an older document. I
>> posted half of it a
>> few days ago, but now there are 20 pages in this new
>> PDF document.
>> Thanks to Ingvild, and others on the SignWriting
>> List, we had a long
>> discussion about SignSpellings in SignBank. I have
>> taken Ingvild's
>> advice, and have simplified the spellings so that
>> they always look-up
>> by handshape...So now I am asking for your feedback
>> again...I hope at
>> least a few of you can download the document and
>> read it and then
>> report to the List what you think...
>> Bill Reese's wonderful comment about pronunciation
>> markers is still in
>> there - Thank you Bill!!
>> And I have for the first time, described the
>> difference between a
>> SignSpelling (SS) and the Sign-Symbol-Sequence
>> (SSS), which are two
>> different things...
>> So please download and get back to us - Many thanks
>> for your
>> feedback... Val ;-)
>> ATTACHMENT part 2 image/png x-mac-type=504E4766;
> x-unix-mode=0644; x-mac-creator=3842494D;
> name=SignSpellings.png
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