Exaggerated Sign Language and Synonyms
slevin at PUDL.INFO
Mon Mar 1 22:10:27 UTC 2004
I am trying to make a vocabulary game for English that uses SignWriting and
Alphabet. I have a few ideas to share and would appreciate comments.
Consider all of the synonyms for the word happy: joyous, joyful, merry,
mirthful, glad, gleeful, delighted, cheerful, gay, laughing, contented,
genial, satisfied, enraptured, congenial, cherry, jolly, hilarious
ÿÿ hat are the synonyms for the sign œ¬ appy m How would you need to
exaggerate the sign œ¬ appy m so that it could be interpreted as œÞ nraptured
The game will starts with a simple sign. The sign will be exaggerated. An
English word will describe the new sign. The game will start online. A
line of card games could be created by subject matter and grade level.
The game will teach SignWriting and English vocabulary.
I have a small database. The database will grow with the game. There is a
great possibility for education with a large database.
I know that perfect interpretations of ASL are not possible in English. But
a sufficient interpretation is possible.
Hearing children use phonetics to learn to read. I think that deaf children
could learn using exaggeration instead.
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