Help wanted in transcribing a phrase

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Sep 10 20:05:41 UTC 2008

Hello Gabriel,

I went to the Dublin University Sign Language site and noted what seemed to be the fingerspelling for S-I-G-N in ISL.

Differences from ASL

G is a squared ASL "9".  I show it on a square as the fingertips don't touch, the thumb is behind.

N is a tight fist with two fingers.  I show it from the Group 10 hands.

Here is my transcription of it.

S-I-G-N in Irish Sign Language. 
  Note that the "N" is not the ASL "N" but a a tight fist.

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote: SignWriting List
September 10, 2008

On Sep 10, 2008, at 12:23 PM, Gabriel Beecham wrote:
> I've known about SignWriting for quite a while, but am pretty much  
> an amateur at using it, so I hope you will be able to give me a  
> hand. I'm the new webmaster for the Dublin University Sign Language  
> Society, a student society for members of Trinity College Dublin in  
> Ireland (placeholder website available at 
>  ). Currently I'm redesigning the website, and I was wondering if  
> anyone here would be willing to help me transcribe the words  
> "Trinity College Dublin" from Irish Sign Language (ISL) into  
> SignWriting. I've had a go myself using SignPuddle but I'm really  
> not familiar enough with the notation yet! Let me know either on- or  
> off-list, whichever you prefer.
> Yours,
> Gabriel


Hello Gabriel!
Thank you for this message, and welcome to the SignWriting List!

We are happy to meet you ;-))

And please send our regards to those who use SignWriting in Dublin!

We are happy to answer your questions and help you learn SignWriting  
and SignPuddle. I am glad you wrote to the SignWriting List. Please  
post all your questions to the SignWriting List. This the purpose of  
the provide a public forum for asking questions and  
receiving answers...We all learn from the experience...

So everyone, feel free to ask questions anytime...

I just visited the front page of your web site:

It looks great! It would be fun to place some SignWriting there  

So we will be happy to help you write what you need...Do you have  
photos or video clips of the exact signs you are trying to write? Send  
them to the List attached to an email message, and then I, or other  
teachers, can start teaching you how to write those exact signs in  
SignPuddle...and then show you how to use those written signs on your  
web site...

Looking forward to hearing from you -

Val ;-)


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