Private lesson with Val

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Aug 17 05:35:10 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
August 16, 2005

> Nana Dumitra from the Philippines wrote:
> Thanks to a donation by Neil Bauman, I got SW membership again for  
> this year. What I did not know at that time was that now it comes  
> with one free private lesson with Val! I was excited, but didn’t  
> really know what I wanted to use the lesson for. Then she mailed  
> the SW e-mail about when school starts again, I wrote and answer in  
> SW but by accident mailed it to Val privately instead of the list.  
> Now Val took the opportunity to teach me more. It was really great!  
> I could tell from my writing that it looked different from what I  
> saw e.g. in the ASL dictionary, but I did not see where the  
> “problem” was. Now Val graciously pointed out a basic rule of SW  
> and all of a sudden it makes more sense. She even put her spelling  
> suggestions into Filipino SignPuddle. I have not had time to work  
> on it, so maybe you want to take a look to see the differences! I  
> really enjoyed having Val check some of my writing and being able  
> to learn something. I am sure that will also be very good when  
> teaching others how to use SW. Thought I would let you all know,  
> maybe you would also enjoy a private lesson from Val. As far as I  
> understand one comes included in the membership, but then I think  
> you can also get more for additional payment, but Val probably  
> knows more about that, right? After I redo our signs, I will send  
> my SW e-mail again, but this time to the whole list so you can  
> enjoy it, too.
> --------------------------

Hello Nana and Neil!
Thanks to you both...

Neil...your funding is greatly appreciated!

And Nana, it was a joy for me to study and write some of the Filipino  
signs with you...I really enjoyed the experience...It felt like I had  
traveled to a distant

And you already know the SignWriting symbols well, I can see that. We  
worked on writing the position of contact, which tightens up the  
SignSpellings, making them more readable as a unit...This will help  
Nana's translations of the Bible later, into Filipino Sign Language...

If anyone wants to know what it means to write the position of  
contact, just ask! smile...

Val ;-)

Valerie Sutton
Sutton at

1. SignWritingSite
Read & Write Sign Languages

2. SignBankSite
Sign Language Dictionaries

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