[sw-l] Building Dictionaries

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 25 20:56:44 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
January 25, 2005

Thank you for this suggestion, Sandy...Do you think our International
Name Sign dictionary area on the web will be ok?...This is very
similar...Val ;-)


On Jan 25, 2005, at 12:27 AM, Sandy Fleming wrote:

> We could call this dictionary an "Atlas", perhaps.
> Advantages:
>     o    we'd have an international Atlas where people could look when
> they
> need a sign for a place that they don't have in their own SL;
>     o    we'd avoid clutter in the SL dictionaries;
>     o    we'd (if we wanted to) avoid having a place name repeated
> over and
> over in different dictionaries;
>     o    we'd know a sign was considered international, and not
> necessarily
> belonging to the sign languages of individual dictionaries;
> and maybe others!
> Each of us, when putting a place name in their own dictionary, could
> make a
> copy of it in the international dictionary too.
> Maybe better would be if it were one person's project (or a group of
> people), and they have the task of monitoring the dictionaries for new
> place
> names and making a copy of them in the Atlas.
> What do you think?

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