Sign for British Sign Language in BSL?

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Aug 6 15:20:44 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
August 6, 2005

THANK YOU, Sandy, for your response to the new UK web page...glad to  
hear you feel it is ok...if you have more documents to post there,  
just send them to me...

Power is in the pen, as they say, and the more BSL and NISL that is  
written, the more the Deaf Community will accept reading and writing,  
and in the long run, the sign languages will survive and flourish for  
generations to come, because of a written literature...

I want to thank you, Sandy, for having the courage to write the first  
children's story in BSL....I hope more people will start writing  
literature...that will help with Deaf acceptance too...

Workshops that teach SignWriting need to be set up in the UK...Bencie  
might be open to that idea....

Val ;-)


On Aug 6, 2005, at 3:12 AM, Sandy Fleming wrote:

> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> July 14, 2005
>> Dear SW List -
>> I am completing a new web posting about Great Britain and all the  
>> new  developments for SignWriting there. Just as soon as I am done  
>> I will  be back on the List to answer your questions ;-)
> It looks great, Val, thanks!
>> Anyone know the sign for British Sign Language in BSL? If you do,   
>> please write it in the Great Britain SignPuddle - Many thanks!   
>> Val ;-)
> I've been watching out for this ever since you mentioned it, but  
> although there are many inflections on the sign for "signing" in  
> BSL, I'm afraid the signers I know and on the TV as well invariably  
> just fingerspell B-S-L when referrring to the language. In the  
> SignMatters article I did it as the full three signs "British Sign  
> Language" but this isn't usual.
> Sandy

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