transcription help

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Feb 23 19:23:06 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
February 23, 2008

Hi Stefan and Peter and Tim!

Thanks for this message, Stefan...

You are certainly just as skilled at transcribing videos in  
SignWriting as I am, so I am sure your support and help will be very  

That is an excellent way to write sign by sign as you say  
in SignWriting, and now we are writing those signs in SignText and  
posting them in the Literature Puddle online...

And those AVATAR videos in Tim's project are amazing, aren't they?...

There are actually two projects...Tim's AVATAR videos, and Peter has  
another set of ASL videos to transcribe that we have not seen...

Anyway...I will put my new transcription lessons in a PDF file and  
post it to the might be better than so many email messages!

So I will post that later today, and meanwhile, Peter and Tim, I hope  
you can start your first document, by clicking on the SignText icon  
inside the Literature Puddle and try to create your first sign and  
save it as a document...

And feel free to ask questions...

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Val ;-)


On Feb 23, 2008, at 10:57 AM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:

> Hi Peter ,
> another way to become an expert in SW is to look carefully at the  
> signs that
> are already written by such an expert as Valerie Sutton herself. - 
> smile -
> I had a look at the AVATAR videos. Quite impressive - can you write  
> the
> sequence as a gloss-sentence   like: me -work -(.i cannot identify  
> this next
> sign..) high buildig to the left -  high buildig to the right  (...) -
> window - all the way up to the left -  and so forth...
> Afterwards you can try to look up some of these terms in the US  
> Signpuddle
> (found excellent spellings like: me, work, window ...
> What do you think?
> Stefan ;-)
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: sw-l-bounces at
> [mailto:sw-l-bounces at] Im Auftrag von  
> petercdehaas
> Gesendet: Samstag, 23. Februar 2008 17:32
> An: SW-L at
> Betreff: [sw-l] transcription help
> I need to transcribe a 2 minute ASL video utilizing your technology.
> Please help.
> Peter DeHaas

Val ;-)

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