All Things Linguistic: SignWriting in ASL

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Thu Feb 21 18:05:04 UTC 2013

SignWriting List
February 21, 2013

Hello Bill and everyone -

Yes, the article below had an interesting diagram showing the sign for HOUSE written in several systems, including SignWriting, Stokoe, ASLphabet (never heard of this one), SignFont and Si5S… surprisingly they did not mention HamNoSys!

Here is the diagram from that article:

I think this is a fascinating diagram - eh? ;-))

regarding your questions about Si5S …I do not know too much about it. Adam Frost can tell you more than I can. I have never heard of the middle one called ASLphabet - have you heard of that one, Bill?

Val ;-)


On Feb 21, 2013, at 9:27 AM, Bill Reese <wreese01 at> wrote:

> In reading that post, I noticed something called si5s, which I've never seen before.  I would like to study it more - but to do so I'd need to buy the book.   That makes me wonder... Is it just a commercial venture or a valid attempt to write ASL in a simplified manner?
> Bill
> This was sent from my Linux Kubuntu machine!
> On 02/20/2013 08:07 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> February 20, 2013
>> All Things Linguistic: SignWriting in ASL
>> SignWriting in ASL thelegalizeddeafies: “ I've been ASLing my whole life. In my free time, I studyASL linguistics and its structures including grammers and rules.

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