[sw-l] Welcome Tomas!

Tomas Klapka tomas.klapka at RUCE.CZ
Sat Jun 18 19:40:11 UTC 2005

Hylô Shane ;)

thanks for the welcome.
I know about the workshop in Brussels, but I cannot come, because of my work,
because of the money and because I don't know what I can contribute with :).
I am pretty new to SW and I have to learn it first and then I can participate ;)

Well, I am accepted to the Deaf studies here in Prague and I am going to focus
on my studies and SW.
I hope there will be often such a symposium (every year?) in Europe.



On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 19:13:20 +0100, Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa wrote
> Tomas,
> Welcome to this list :D - and I am glad to see another European
> joining this list - more Europeans there are, even better it will
> be! :D
> Have you seen the details about the workshop on SignWriting in
> Brussels - its next month?
> Shane
> ________________________________________
> From: owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Tomáš
> Klapka Sent: 03 June 2005 13:25 To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] Introducing myself
> Hi Valerie, and others ;)
> Yes, I know Honza and Martin. I am going to cooperate with them.
> I am going to study the Deaf studies. In the Czech Republic there is
> a different system of enrolling to an university. Here in Czech, you
> have to do a special exam and if you pass the exam you can study.
> But sometimes there is a lot of applicants and only those applicants
> who get the most points are accepted. Well, that's not always easy.
> Deaf studies here in Czech are opened only every second year. In
> January the university wanted to accept 15 students, but thanks to
> the number of applicants (144) and their good knowledge of the Deaf
> culture, they increased this number to 30 students. So I hope this
> year-class will be very strong and it would help to promote
> situation of Czech Deafs (because of the well-educated interpretors,
> teachers and linguists). I have done a written part of the exam and
> next monday I will do a viva
> (oral). After the viva, I'll know about my acceptation ;) There are
> only two universities which are looking at the deaf people as they
> are a minority culture with its own language. It is at the Charles
> University (http://www.cuni.cz/UK-1628.html) where is Deaf studies
> and Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts where is Drama
> education for the deaf. People in the Czech don't know about the
> SignWriting or they are not interested in it. If I'm accepted I'm
> going to promote SignWriting at the university. I know, there are
> more applicants interested in SignWriting (For example Stepanka, who
> was in Poland and she met Lucyna there), so I hope these applicants
> will be accepted with me ;)
> I am 24 next week on sunday. I work as a software developer.
> I became interested in the Deaf culture year and half ago. I
> enrolled a czech sign language course. After that I've met a lot of
> people and became more interested. Honza and I, we made up webpages
> about the Deaf and about sign language: http://www.ruce.cz/ (sorry,
>  not in english yet) Year ago, I went to California School for the
> Deaf, Fremont for 4 months to volunteer and to see a different
> culture and to learn a little bit of ASL. And I have been preparing
> myself for studies since december.
> There is a lot of issues with SignWriting, where I can participate...
> - translation of english materials and manuals about SignWriting
> - application of SignWriting on the czech sign language (creation of
> a dictionary to show that it is usable) - promotion SignWriting in
> czech sign language linguist's quarters and in the Deaf culture -
>  publishing news, cartoons, fairy-tales, books and poetry in SignWriting
> - teaching SignWriting at the schools for the deaf
> - creation of a Czech language learnbook and other learnbooks
> written in SignWriting
> Well, I would like to work with other people, who are interested in SW...
> Honza, Martin, Stepanka and others.
> I hope you know more about me now ;o)
> Tomas Klapka
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> June 2, 2005
> Tomáš Klapka wrote:
> I have just enrolled czech deaf studies here in Prague and I will study
> these issues more.
> Hello Tomas!
> Welcome to the SignWriting List. We have been talking so much about other
> things, and sometimes things get a little scattered with many ideas being
> thrown around...so before we get confused again...smile...I want you
> to know we are happy to have so many people from the Czech Republic
> on the SignWriting List. I assume you know the others who are adding
> signs to the Czech SignPuddle on the web? Have you tried to add a
> few signs there?
> Czech Sign language
> http://www.SignBank.org/signpuddle/sgn-CZ
> If not, I can teach you how if you would like...
> Tell us a little about yourself? You are a student of Deaf studies?
> Did you hear about SignWriting in your class?
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
> Sutton at SignWriting.org
> 1. SignWritingSite
> http://www.SignWriting.org
> Read & Write Sign Languages
> 2. SignBankSite
> http://www.SignBank.org
> Sign Language Dictionaries

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