SW-L Digest, Vol 20, Issue 58

Cherie Wren cwterp at YAHOO.COM
Tue Mar 10 20:22:04 UTC 2009

Unfortunately Sharon, for many words, especially more technical things-- science stuff--  there are no ASL signs.  There might be some signed English stuff out there.  NTID has a book full of science signs, but they are more English based.  ASL would expand those words into longer phrases to describe what they mean, rather than have a single lexical equivalent.  Having said that, I know how I would sign those particular concepts....  I'll put them in the puddle shortly. (btw and fyi, I am a former interpreter who now teaches deaf kids at a school for the Deaf...)


From: Sharon Collier <orionsc37 at hotmail.com>
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:43:08 PM
Subject: [sw-l] RE: SW-L Digest, Vol 20, Issue 58

 Greetings everyone! 
My name is Sharon, and I am new to the message board. I am fairly new to sign writing, and I am quite amazed with the whole process. I have a nephew who is deaf, and I work as a sign language interpreter in area schools. I would love to see signwriting become more "mainstream." 
I have been looking for a few signs to use in my work, but have had no luck finding them. I was wondering if anyone out there could help. :-) I am looking for signs for:
solar system
rings(as in Saturn)
and, if there are signs for the proper names of the planets of our solar system besides Earth.
It's a pleasure to "meet" everyone, and thanks in advance for any help I receive.
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From: chazzer3332000 at yahoo.com
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:21:20 -0700
Subject: Re: AW: [sw-l] sign for Singapore

I agree, the three SW listings are ambiguous, and the handshape could be an S, an A, a modified T or even an M.  We need a video.


 From: Stefan Wöhrmann <stefanwoehrmann at gebaerdenschrift.de>
To: SignWriting List <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:40:28 PM
Subject: AW: [sw-l] sign for Singapore

Hello Hector and SW-list friends , 
thank you very much fort his message – and what an interesting source for many more country – name-signs. We should discuss some of them on the list – smile! 
In this case Singapore – hm – SignWriting is so much better to understand. Does it feel like a wrist-circle movement or is it more kind of circle with the whole lower arm moving. And what about the hand shape – looks pretty much like an “A-hand” and it would feel better to touch the back of the left hand with an “A-hand” bit from this drawing we cannot learn that – smile – 
I am grateful for your feedback 
Stefan ;-) 

Von:sw-l-bounces at majordomo.valenciacc.edu [mailto:sw-l-bounces at majordomo..valenciacc.edu] Im Auftrag von Devia-Zambrano
Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. März 2009 03:47
An: SignWriting List
Betreff: RE: [sw-l] sign for Singapore
Hi friends. I am again in the SignWriting list again.
Stefan I found a draw of the singapure sign at http://www.cultura-sorda.eu/resources/WFDeaf_Senas_Paises.pdf 
the PDF document says it is from the WDF. Sorry for the previous message I click the wrong button.
Hector Devia
-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Wöhrmann [mailto:stefanwoehrmann at googlemail.com]
Sent: Lunes, 09 de Marzo de 2009 05:54 p.m.
To: 'SignWriting List'
Subject: [sw-l] sign for Singapore
Hi friends, 
does anybody know the sign for Singapore as they sign it in Singapore
Found this comment here:  http://www.theinterpretersfriend.com/indj/cntry/asia.html#5
[S], PO down, circles and contacts [B], PO down.
And I looked for the graphic: 
       found this in the  Dictionnaire CH-fr    Puddle
                        found this in the  Dictionnaire BE-fr     Puddle 
                           found this in the Dictionary US  Puddle
Thanks for any feedback   
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