Hello from Hungary
Jonathan y Yolaine
joyoduncan at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 9 18:29:43 UTC 2009
Welcome to the Sign Writing list. I am sure you will find lots of help
here as I have in the past few years.
I am Canadian but live in Honduras. Here the deaf use LESHO (LEguaje de
Sen~as HOduren~as) or Honduras sign language. I am presently take a
LESHO course to improve my knowledge of the language. I am wanting to
study LESHO more in depth and help write down signs that aren't
documented yet. So far there is only one LESHO book with basic vocabulary.
Looking forward to hearing more about your project and hope that you can
share some of it with us too. This list is truly international and it
has been a real pleasure to be able to learn from everybody´s experience.
Lancz Edina wrote:
> I am new here... My name is Edina Lancz and I am a hearing linguist
> specialised in Hungarian Sign Language. At present I am involved in
> developing teaching materials for training Deaf translators, who translate
> written Hungarian into HSL (websites, legal texts, news, tales, etc.). In
> the short Linguistics textbook I am writing I would like to recommend
> SignWriting as a way to write down their translations. Two other methods we
> introduce in our teaching pack is the notation system used by consecutive
> interpreters of spoken languages (this would enable them to make notes about
> the original text) and glossing, which would remind them of their
> translations but would require the re-creaction of the signed text for the
> recording. SignWriting would make it possible for them to simply 'read out'
> their translation in front of the camera.
> As 99% of Hungarian Deaf do not read English I have started to translate one
> version of the Manual into Hungarian, and Val has already promised me that
> there will be a web area in Hungarian if I help with the translation. And I
> help, of course, as I find SignWriting an amazing tool that finally enables
> Deaf people to write in their own language.
> After finishing the translation I will face the big task of inserting HSL
> examples in the text. This task has two sides, a linguistic one and a
> techical one. In both I hope to receive help from you... Thanks in advance!
> Best regards,
> Edina Lancz
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