[Sw-l] Welcome new members of the SignWriting List!
signwriting at MAC.COM
Fri Jan 20 16:53:48 EST 2017
January 20, 2017
I am so glad you reached out to us. It is good for all of us too. Our small non-profit organization is located in La Jolla, California, but the signers who write their sign languages are scattered all over the world, and several of our co-workers are working from their own homes, and we communicate through the internet. So we are actually a very international group.
Here on the SignWriting List there are over 200 members from more than 18 countries, including SignWriting users from Brazil, Denmark, Norway, Germany, French-Canada, French-Belgium, French-Switzerland, France and so forth...you can see we have many French-speaking signers from different sign languages...it is exciting to hear about all the projects around the world.
Right now there is a SignWriting project starting again in French-Switzerland and there is a linguistic database using SignWriting called SignTyp in the US, at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). These are just two of the projects that our organization is working on, in our offices in our homes, and not everyone on the SignWriting List may be aware that so much is happening behind the scenes ... and new software is always being worked on too. We hope to have a new version of SignPuddle Online this year and also a new web version of SignWriter Studio, and improvements to SignWriting in Unicode.
So new members of the List stimulate all of us to share what we are doing, and that in turn inspires all of us.
May I ask, Daniel, are you French-speaking? and do you prefer books in French or English? Because as I told you, I need to post André's translation, and there are already some books online that you can download in French. Have you seen this page?
French-Swiss translation of Lessons in SignWriting Textbook
It is a different sign language, so it might be confusing. But it is in French.
I am sending you the English/ASL books today.
Hope you can start writing some signs in SignPuddle and then share them with us -
> On Jan 20, 2017, at 1:20 PM, Daniel Gagnon <daniel.g.gagnon at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I have not yet visited!
> I'm glad to find LSQ signers, I haven't met any so far on the net. The dictionary will be an invaluable resource.
> Thank you for the welcome.
> Le ven. 20 janv. 2017 à 15:00, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com <mailto:signwriting at mac.com>> a écrit :
> SignWriting List
> January 20, 2017
> Hello Daniel!
> Thank you for introducing yourself. There are several List members from Quebec. And we do have a SignPuddle Online area for Quebec. Have you visited here?
> SignPuddle for Quebec
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/index1.html#sgn-CA-fr <http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/index1.html#sgn-CA-fr>
> As you know, the LSQ Dictionary online has 6395 entries at the moment, so you do have a resource to research there, and you are welcome to start writing signs yourself too...
> To start, go to the Dictionary:
> LSQ Dictionary
> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/index.php?ui=4&sgn=47 <http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/index.php?ui=4&sgn=47>
> and scroll down and click on the Register button (s'identifier button). Create your username and password. Then open the dictionary again and this time Login with your new Username and Password and you will be able to add signs to the dictionary and learn how to write in SignPuddle and correct your own writing.
> SignPuddle Online is one of the many ways to learn SignWriting...
> I will send your book order soon, but I want you to know that there is a French translation of the Basics book translated by André Lemyre from Quebec (thank you André), and the only reason it is not posted yet online for free download is because I needed to do a little editing of the diagrams and I did not get to it yet - So sorry about the delay -
> Blessings -
> Val ;-)
> > On Jan 20, 2017, at 11:11 AM, Daniel Gagnon <daniel.g.gagnon at GMAIL.COM <mailto:daniel.g.gagnon at GMAIL.COM>> wrote:
> > I am currently learning the Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), a language that is a descendant of ASL and LSF signed mostly in Quebec, in the French parts of Ontario and a bit in New-Brunswick too. I'm at my third semester and taking notes is hell because it's very, very hard to describe signs. That's what I hope SignWriting will help me with.
> > SignWriting is unfortunately not used much around here.
> > Outside of the note taking difficulties, I absolutely love my classes. They don't cost me much (because they are given by the government) and all the teachers are required to be Deaf with a capital D.
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