AW: [sw-l] Ethiopian Handshapes in the IMWA

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Wed Jul 12 20:13:08 UTC 2006

Hi Valerie, 

from my point of view it would be best to follow your strategy and to go
forward step by step - handshape EMA 01, EMA 02, EMA 03 ... 

So if there are already the needed symbols included - we will go forward to
the next or should discuss whether tiny differences are wanted and crucial
in order to describe this special EMA handshape

Stefan ;-)) 

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SignWriting List
July 12, 2006

Stefan, Eyasu and others from Ethiopia 
on the SW List!

I have many wonderful photos and a 
document showing the Ethiopian alphabet. 

My question:

When you go to the Ethiopian SignPuddle:

Ethiopian SignPuddle

and try to enter signs and 
fingerspelling from Ethiopia...

What handshapes do you need, that are 
not already there?

Have you made a list of the handshapes 
you cannot find in the IMWA that you 
need?...Is there an urgent one that is 
more important than others?

It takes me approximatey one days work 
to add a brand new handshape to the 
IMWA, so I want to start with the 
symbols that are the most urgent...

Val ;-)

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