[sw-l] poem

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sun Jan 30 22:43:44 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
January 30, 2005

Tini and Jerry - A suggestion, only if you have time....I know it is 
extra work

Can you change the name Canadian English Sign Language on your web 
pages, to be Signed English, which means that ASL signs are placed in 
English word order?...That would be more correct, as Shane so 
beautifully explained...Thank you, Shane, for your good explanation...

Val ;-)


On Jan 30, 2005, at 12:03 PM, Tini Pel wrote:

> Hello Valerie,
> Thank you for the compliments and mentioning on the list about the 
> poem. It has been a long time since I did Sign Writing a poem. It made 
> me sit with my dictionary again, which was a very good exercise.
> I am still working on your family poem off and on. But I will 
> eventually get it.
> You wrote:
> I have a question about your term CESL...for 
> Canadian-English-Sign-Language...That is usually called ASL, is it 
> not? Or is CESL a separate and unique Sign Language? I never heard 
> that term before...
> The reason I said Canadian English. Over the years I have noticed that 
> ESL from England at times, is slightly different, as is the Quebec 
> French with the French from France
> I have been working together with a deaf person who was at Bellville . 
> You may remember me talking about him. He use to correct me often by 
> saying that a certain word in ASL was different from his language and 
> at times became upset about it. Ofcourse I was taking lessons from him 
> so I had to follow his language.
> I am also working with a group of school teachers. Since deaf children 
> are now schooled in the elementary schools, the teachers want to learn 
> to sign in English for the purpose  of the children to learn to read. 
> They don't want ASL because of the grammar.
> I had them read the poem and they loved it.
> I did not know what else to call it, so therefore Canadian English. If 
> I am wrong I am open for corrections. Please do so. 
> I have been following your latest lessons and printed them all out, so 
> when I have time over week-ends I will try it out.
> Thank you so much for that !!!!!
> L.I.F.E.
> Tini.
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