International Movement Writing Alphabet

Bill Reese wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Sun May 9 14:11:08 UTC 2004

Dear Val,
Your work is indeed amazing.  My picture is just a small tree in the
much larger forest, but thank you for the credit.  Godspeed with your
work towards the May 30th Lisbon conference!  :-)

Bill Reese

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> May 5, 2004
> Dear SW List Members:
> I am working this month on the International Movement Writing Alphabet.
> I am writing a Reference Manual that explains the logic behind the
> system. This will coordinate with a SymbolBank Database that will hold
> all symbols. SymbolBank will be available as a searchable database on
> the web, plus you will be able to download it, to run it on your
> computer desktop.
> I am adding the most important symbols into SymbolBank right now, and I
> am leaving plenty of empty spaces, so we can later add new symbols, as
> they appear. I have enjoyed looking at documents from the past,
> searching for symbols we need to incorporate into the database...There
> is a big body of work, both in SignWriting and DanceWriting, that has
> never been documented, so this is a good start towards that goal...
> I am posting the SSS-2004 Reference Manual on the web, chapter by
> chapter, as I finish them. So you can start looking at the manual if
> you would like. These chapters are finished now...
> SSS-2004 Reference Manual
> Introduction
> Chapter One: 8 Symbol Categories
> Chapter Two: 50 Symbol Groups
> ....includes What is a BaseSymbol? and What is a Group BaseSymbol?...
> You will notice the great globe map, with all the red dots on it, on
> the cover. That map was done for us by Bill Reese. will find
> your credit on the credits page...Many thanks...I think it makes an
> elegant design for our cover!! ;-)
> Val ;-)

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