AW: AW: [sw-l] SignWriting, Mouth Movements, and Email in foreign signed languages ;-)

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Mon Aug 22 00:15:22 UTC 2005

Hi Valerie,


 of course – there is no problem for me to write long letters, documents,
even a book  in pure Mundbildschrift ... 


but what I tried to express was – 


We never read Mundbildschrift in Gebaerdenschrift-documents! 




Stefan ;-) 




Valerie asked : 

2. When you read a sign in the German SignPuddle...a sign that has a lot of
Mouth Movement symbols from SignWriting on top of the sign...are we reading
Mundbilder, or Mundbildschrift?




We never read Mundbildschrift. 

Mundbildschrift is associated and based on sound. You differenciate between
differet “S”- sounds, you understand that it is different to speak a “B” or
a “P”  .... 

... ( and more explanations - ;-)) )



Von: owner-sw-l at
[mailto:owner-sw-l at] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Montag, 22. August 2005 00:07
An: sw-l at
Betreff: Re: AW: [sw-l] SignWriting, Mouth Movements, and Email in foreign
signed languages ;-)


SignWriting List

August 21, 2005



On Aug 21, 2005, at 1:37 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

We never read Mundbildschrift.



Really? Why not? A whole newspaper could be written in Mundbildschrift,
couldn't it? The words would be a long string of the Mouth symbols related
to the sounds, and all the written words using the Roman alphabet wouldn't
be necessary! A new way to write the German spoken language - ha! smile...


Although I am partially kidding, I am not completely...There could be books
written in Mundbildschrift, which has the word Schrift in it, afterall!  Val

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