AW: AW: ASL Wikipedia has a Twitter account ;-)

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Tue Oct 9 18:15:46 UTC 2012

Hi Valerie, 

-          yes I agree – and it is fun to see that many many readers even do
not notice this kind of typo because we are aware what term is mentioned and
obviously our brain fixes the typos without informing us – smile...and you
understand that I do not critizise in a negative way but just share my
observation ;-) 


What is even more interesting is another observation. Watching my students
while they read out with signing what is written in GebaerdenSchrift it
happens sometimes that they perform a different sign compared with what is
printed in the document. So they simply understand the term/the sign but
being more familiar with a different variation of the sign they simply
perform that without being aware of that. Know what I try to describe? It is


Regards Stefan 



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Gesendet: Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2012 20:06
Betreff: Re: AW: ASL Wikipedia has a Twitter account ;-)


SignWriting List

October 9, 2012


Hi Adam and everyone!

I want to thank you and all our Wikipedia article writers for writing ASL
before we have any spellchecking software - ha!!


Did you know that big-time newspapers like the New York Times and other big
newspapers, have mistaken spellings in English in their headlines sometimes?
Whole teams of editors are re-reading the articles, but nonetheless, the
human brain just memorizes what the word should be, and the details of the
spellings can sometimes not even be noticed - So this is a common problem
with the writing of every language...


You are doing a great job and it is so much fun to have a Wikipedia in
written sign language!


Val ;-)





On Oct 9, 2012, at 11:00 AM, Adam Frost wrote:

HA! How true. The E is even missing in Wikipedia in the SignText. That one
mistake seems to still be haunting me. You'd think that I'd learn to not do
that anymore, but alas it seems to happen in several other areas of my
writing. You just don't seem to notice because I spellcheck my emails
constantly. HA!





On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

SignWriting List

October 9, 2012


Ha!! I just noticed something - I pasted in the writing for ASL Wikipedia,
and it must have come from an old artwork where the letter E is missing in
the spelling - I remember we found that and fixed it and then I pasted in
the wrong one! Please forgive the spelling error - My fault. I will have to
re-do the artwork in a couple of days - thank you, Stefan and Adam! I
appreciate your feedback
 Val ;-)







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