Report from Val's desk ;-)
signwriting at MAC.COM
Sat Mar 31 04:58:27 UTC 2007
March 30, 2007
Ronald Dettloff wrote:
> Thanks, that means I can do my translating without being online,
> correct? I ordered one anyway because I love SW and I love working
> with SignPuddle; it is sort of an addiction that only the addict
> can appreciate.
Hello Everyone, and Ron!
Thank you for your order, Ron, of the PocketPuddle. I have received
it. I will send it to you early next week...It is a wonderful
product, especially for the PC, which you have I believe...
Just want you all to know that the CUNY Linguistic Conference has
gone very well. We setup a SignWriting table near the Poster
Presentations. Today was the special day focusing on Sign Language
linguistics, and we watched presentations by many well-known linguists.
Adam Frost and Kelly Jo Boal have been here helping me at the
SignWriting Table. And we have also had good meetings with
Signwriters from New Mexico, the UK and some new interest from
educators in the Netherlands, and several researchers have discussed
how we search our two database programs: SignPuddle 1.5 and SignBank
8.5. A very interesting day!
Tomorrow I will be teaching SignPuddle and SignBank to two teachers,
and then on Sunday the same again to two others. So we are having
full and interesting days here!
I can see there are many questions about SignPuddle 1.5. That is
exciting to see the flurry of emails!
THANK YOU, Steve, for all you are doing for us.
Have any of you followed the 32 new videos I created with instruction
on how to use SignPuddle 1.5? Go to:
SignPuddle 1.5 Video Instruction
Anny - if you are having trouble re-writing the 15 signs or so that
did not get transferred, I am a fast writer and will be happy to re-
do those for you...
And the same for the missing accents in the spoken languages....If
you open two web browsers simultaneously...Open FireFox and Internet
Explorer at the same time. Place the two open programs side by side.
In Firefox, open SignPuddle 1.5. In Internet Explorer, open
Using SignPuddle 1.0 as the reference, make the changes in SignPuddle
1.5....it goes pretty fast!
Since I will be teaching in the next two days, I will not be very
active on the List until next week...but I am looking forward to
teaching you all these wonderful programs...
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
PS. I love the new Translate Feature in SignPuddle 1.5. It is nice to
see all the different choices side by side like that...for the same
word-gloss...that is a cool new feature, Steve!
And the Symbol-Frequency searches are greatly enhanced....now we can
search for Movement Symbol frequency, and Facial Expression
frequency...I used that today when demonstrating at the conference
and it was impressive to see how many signs used eyebrows up, for
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