A song in South African sign??

Fri Mar 7 14:37:06 UTC 2008

SignWriting List
March 7, 2008

On Mar 6, 2008, at 12:12 AM, Sebolelo Nhlapo wrote:
> Thank you for your messages.I am Sebolelo Nhlapo,a Deaf woman.Sorry  
> I did not use Zulu sign languages.Some Deaf use own different signs  
> but okay, you can do it for South African Sign Language.
> I just ask who are you?Please explain me
> Regards
> Sebo

Hello Sebolelo!
Thank you for answering our messages about South African Sign Language!

Kim is from Boston, Massachusetts in the US. I pasted her message  

If you read her message below, you can see she has a song that she  
would like to write in South African Sign Language.

Would you like to try to write it in SignWriting?

We could try to write it here on the SignWriting List...

Kim - can you post the section of the song you want written in South  
African Sign Language?

If not, that is ok too....it is just an idea for a fun project...

Val ;-)


Message from Kim:

> On Mar 3, 2008, at 2:26 PM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:
>> Hello Signwriters:
>> It has been a long while since I've posted to the list! My ASL  
>> studies
>> continue, although not within a formal interpreter-training program,
>> alas. But all the same, I am developing an ASL version of my chorus'
>> five standing-repertory songs, with plenty of advice from fluent
>> ASL-speaking Deafies in my area. (My hard-of-hearing ears wanna
>> vacation from singing!)
>> So, here is my query.
>> One of these songs, "Singabahambayo", has its first verse sung
>> entirely in Zulu before we go into English translation of its first
>> and second verses. Are any of you Signwriters able and/or willing to
>> transcribe a version of this song's first verse in South African
>> Sign?? Does it already have an established Sign form? I have no idea
>> how many deaf folk got involved with the South African freedom
>> movement ...
>> Best,
>> Kim from Boston
skifoot at gmail.com


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