ASL Articles for the ASL Wikipedia

Charles Butler chazzer3332000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Oct 19 16:38:35 UTC 2012

I am trying to use the ASL dictionary similar to the German product that uses gloss to translate into German Sign Language. I try to think in ASL as much as possible and find the closest term in English gloss to the grammar. Then I use the translate feature, move the file to the Encyclopedia, and then go through each sign, clip it, and add it to the Encyclopedia in case people puzzle over a word or a concept. 

Charles Butler
chazzer3332000 at
Clear writing moves business forward.

 From: Valerie Sutton <signwriting at MAC.COM>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 11:10 AM
Subject: ASL Articles for the ASL Wikipedia

SignWriting List
October 19, 2012

Hello Charles -
A thousand thanks for continuing to write the Helen article for the ASL Wikipedia!

Glad you told us that you wrote the additions in the ASL Encyclopedia puddle…that is great...

It will be moved into the ASL Wikipedia as soon as Adam has the time -

Building articles for the ASL Wikipedia will be an important part of our SignWriting work for decades to come - and you are pioneering this effort -

big smile…;-)))

Val ;-)


On Oct 19, 2012, at 6:15 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

Adam, I added Helen2 on the Encyclopedia to talk about the balloon race. Can you add it to the Helen article? 
>Charles Butler
>chazzer3332000 at
>Clear writing moves business forward.
> From: Adam Frost <icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM>
>Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 8:59 PM
>Subject: Re: Towards a Wikipedia for signed languages, Wikimedia Foundation Blog
>On Jun 1, 2012, at 5:55 PM, "MARIA GALEA" <maria.azzopardi at UM.EDU.MT> wrote:
>> i see, can you give me the link to it pls?
>> goodluck on this project then.
>>> Yes, I am an editor for the SignWriting Wiki. As far as I know, it is the
>>> only Wiki right now because it is a test/proof of concept site right now.
>>> Adam
>>> On Jun 1, 2012, at 5:25 PM, MARIA GALEA wrote:
>>>> Adam - you are the editor of the Wiki SignWriting - is this the only
>>>> wiki
>>>> in SignWriting for now?
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