Physics and Mathematics signs

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue May 11 17:01:53 UTC 2004

SignWriting List
May 11, 2004

Adam Frost wrote:
> It is interesting that this topic came up a little. I am actually a
> math
> major, so I have to come up with several signs in math. Ingvild is
> right
> about that it would be preferrable to us other's sign if it is
> different. I
> would be very interested what signs are being used. Maybe we can
> compile a
> math related signbook. What do you think? (I know that I shouldn't
> suggest
> that since that would mean more work for me as well, haha, but why
> not?)

Dear SW List, Ingvild and Adam!
So you are a math major?...Wow. But actually, there is already a series
of Technical Sign Manuals, published at the National Technical
Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York, under Dr. Frank
Caccamise. Frank is my old boss, when I worked there for 6 months in
1979. The result of our work together, provided their project with
SignWriting movement symbols, blended with life-like drawings.

So...I have a copy of the Mathematics manual from the NTID Tech Signs
Manuals. There are around 12 manuals in on each technical
subject. So Mathematics is only one in a group of manuals...I could
mail it to you, Adam, and then if you have the time (smile), maybe you
could type those in SignWriter? And make additions and changes as you
feel are necessary, fitting with the Deaf Community the way they sign
those signs today....

Then those Mathematics signs could be added to SignBank and SignWriter
dictionaries...That would be wonderful!

If you are interested, write again about it....

Meanwhile, we do have a little about the manuals on the web:

NTID Tech Signs Manuals (scroll down the long page)

Val ;-)

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