[Sw-l] photos of famous places, etc.
kegl at MAINE.RR.COM
Wed May 4 02:48:16 UTC 2016
As for countries for which there are no ISN signs, I can archive those pics -- lack of sign today does not mean one won't be developed in future.
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> On May 3, 2016, at 6:35 PM, Erika Hoffmann <erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU> wrote:
> I'd be very happy to help if I have photos that could be of use to you. Certainly I have appropriate photos for Nepal (though it sounds as if Nepal might not be included) and India. I have good photos for some places in Europe and also South Africa.
> However, I'm abroad and away from my photos until mid-June. If that won't be too late I can scan some options for your potential use then.
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>> On May 3, 2016, at 23:56, James Shepard-Kegl <kegl at MAINE.RR.COM> wrote:
>> Fellow SignWriters,
>> Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects is producing a revised Nicaraguan Sign
>> Language grammar manual which includes a 1000+ entry glossary. That glossary is
>> broken down into sections, including a Geography section.
>> The geography section provides signs in video frames and SignWriting, along with
>> Spanish and English, for the names of most (sadly, not all) of the countries of
>> the world. This includes all the South and North American countries, many of
>> the Carribean island nations, most of the European countries, most of the Middle
>> Eastern countries, many of the African countries, and the larger Asian countries
>> (India, China, Japan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, North and South Korea -- not
>> Malaysia, yet.) With each entry we try to include about four photographs that
>> students can associate with that country. Often, this means an animal (kangaroo
>> for Australia, for example), something natural (the Grand Canyon for the USA,
>> for example), something man-made (pyramids for Egypt), and a photo of someone in
>> native or folk costume. Sometimes, we have additional photos -- perhaps a
>> musical instrument associated with the country, or a photo of a famous building.
>> In the first edition, we rather brazenly scooped up these photos from the
>> Internet, trying to avoid copyright infringements -- not always successfully.
>> This time, we are trying to avoid the whole copyright mess by using original
>> photos. Well, you know, I cannot go to Egypt to take a photo of a camel or a
>> pyramid. But, it occurs to me that SignWriters are spread all over the planet.
>> So, if you have a nice photo of something representative of your country or
>> places you have visited, I am hoping you would be willing to share that with us.
>> With today's technology, sometimes you can use your cell phone to take a photo
>> of an old photo. I probably can even sharpen up the image a bit.
>> If you will email us such photos and let me how you would like to see the credit
>> appear, we can publish this glossary not only in hard copy but on the web,
>> without fear that some company down the line demand payment (potentially
>> substantial payment) for our charitable use of the photo.
>> By the way, these manuals are distributed to students and their families in
>> Nicaragua at no charge, although the printing expenses for us really do add up.
>> Thank you, everyone -- James
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