Group descriptions

Ingvild Roald iroald at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 22 19:14:23 UTC 2008

This is beautifull - this will be a great tool in the future.
Just one thing: for the layout, place the ASL examples under the arrows that link to next page, as ASL will not be the only SL where this is used.
A mirror page for NTS/ Norwegian, another for DGS/ German, etc. will be natural in the future.Thanks again!Ingvild 

From: atg at videotron.caTo: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.eduSubject: Re: [sw-l] Group descriptionsDate: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:36:10 -0400

Hi Val, Adam and everyone,
    It is very WONFERFUL for the photograph of the handshape. 
    I hope Adam or Stefan will create photographs of the tooth, the eye, the mouth, the tongue, the lip...... they will help Deaf kids to learn easily.
    Adam, keep working!!!
    Hand waving

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Valerie Sutton 
To: SignWriting List 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] Group descriptions
SignWriting List 
August 21, 2008

Hello Ingvild!
It is so great to be in touch again. I hope you have had a great summer....I have! ;-))

And yes, of course, when the new ISWA is released officially it will be accompanied by instruction. I am writing several manuals on the ISWA, including some new web areas. They are only partially done. That is what Jonathan was referring to....he found this web area:

SignWriting Symbol Lessons
International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA

As you can see, Adam Frost is creating some wonderful animated GIFs that show the symbol side by side with the photograph of the handshape, moving from palm facing to palm facing...

But we have barely started...and the actual ISWA will not be released for at least a when that times comes I hope to be prepared with the documents to support it...

I am also doing a re-design of SymbolBank for the ISWA:


And I would feel very fortunate indeed if you have the time to translate the materials into Norwegian...We could even create some Norwegian web areas that mirror the English one...

So there is work ahead of us...But one thing that is good...the ISWA is an improvement over the IMWA...and I suspect we will be using the ISWA in a stable fashion for decades to the instruction materials we create will really be used over a long period of time...

Thanks for your unending support -

Val ;-)


On Aug 21, 2008, at 2:50 AM, Ingvild Roald wrote:

Such descriptions would be useful. Then may there be a option for us to translate the descriptions into other languages than English?  We of other countries would do his work, of course Ingvild 

Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 18:13:39 +0200From: duncanjonathan at yahoo.caTo: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.eduSubject: [sw-l] Group descriptionsHi Val,    I was wondering if the descriptions for the groups in the ISWA-2008 are available anywhere on the website yet.  I have been looking for it but only found* but it doesn't have the descriptions and but it isn´t complete for all of the groups in the ISWA just the first ones.I am looking for something like01-01-001-01  Index Tight Fist01-01-002-01 Index Open Fist01-01-003-01 Index Cup BaseBut for all of the groups.I understand that you are still putting the last touches to the ISWA and want to let you know that I am very grateful for all the hard work you and Steve have put into the symbols,  I was looking at them the other day as I imported the ones that had come with the SWIS into my program and I like them a lot better than the IMWA.  I'm that they will contribute to easier reading.If there is anything I can do to help with getting the group descriptions together, let me know.Jonathan____________________________________________SW-L SignWriting ListPost MessageSW-L at majordomo.valenciacc.eduList Archives and Help Email Settings

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