[Sw-l] Six SignWriting Topics
uta.hielscher at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 14 15:11:19 UTC 2022
Dear Val, your idea of making sign writing accessible to more deaf people
through video tutorials is great. I myself belong to the group that has
difficulty reading English. It's my foreign language.
There are already some tutorial videos in ASL from SignWriting.
https://www.youtube.com/signwriting or more precisely
I think that's a good thing, just that it's not enough. :)
I also created some tutorial videos myself in DGS. Unfortunately, this
website no longer exists, which surprises me. I hope this page will be back
I think, so that the project isn't that big, it's good to focus on
international first. I think quite a lot of people would be able to
understand international language videos because it's more show than sign.
But I don't know how many of us here dare to do it :) I can do
International Sign, but I don't know if my skills are good enough. The
videos are permanently online.
I also have questions about the wrist movements. :)
On Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 12:07 AM Carlos Cristian Libras <
carloscristianlibras at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good night Val and the whole broadcast list...
> This morning I felt in my heart to do translations of some topics into
> Brazilian Sign Language and American Sign Language. I think in some
> spiritual way we are connected.
> I am available to translate to Libras and ASL. But watching some videos of
> Mauricios Barreto, I felt like trying to do it in International Signs.
> In the afternoon I was writing the script for a video that would be an
> introduction where I would explain in an updated and modern way "what is
> But I didn't record it, I was just drafting the script. That email of
> yours encouraged me to continue.
> I need to see the response of the other participants to see what my next
> move will be.
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>
>> SignWriting List
>> November 13, 2022
>> Dear SW List Members -
>> I need your help.
>> Can we create a collaborative YouTube channel for International
>> SignWriting Instruction using video in your sign languages?
>> I spoke with Steve Slevinski, and he suggested that, rather than creating
>> a web page, it will be better if we collaborate as a group, to create a new
>> YouTube Channel, that gives SignWriting educators in each country the
>> collaborative membership in the Channel, so everyone can post their videos
>> that teach SignWriting topics in their sign languages.
>> Hopefully the YouTube Channel can be administered by several people, and
>> each country will have their place and permission to post instruction
>> videos in their sign languages, linking in some way to my English book
>> instruction, and also linking to the SignWriting YouTube Channel that we
>> already have, but it will be only for teaching SignWriting topics.
>> Shall we call it something like:
>> “SignWriting Instruction Channel”
>> SignWriting Lessons International
>> What would you call it?
>> And can someone help me set it up on YouTube?
>> Then I will create a Lesson and try to link to your videos -
>> I am struggling a little because I do not know how to do this - hope you
>> can help me - it could become a valuable way for people to see your
>> instruction - here on the SW List it is limited because not everyone knows
>> how to use the SW List and so we are not reaching as many people -
>> Any ideas? Do you already have collaborative YouTube channels?
>> Val ;-)
>> > On Nov 11, 2022, at 1:11 PM, Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG>
>> > SignWriting List
>> > November 11, 2022
>> > Hello SW List members and Carlos Cristian Libras!
>> > Thank you for this message, Carlos, back on November 8th. I did not
>> forget it. I look forward to working with all of you on creating a video
>> library of instruction videos in different sign languages, all available on
>> the same topic, on a web site that is easy to find the topic in both spoken
>> and signed languages.
>> > On one hand, it is a large project, but on the other hand, it solves
>> many issues.
>> > Here on the SW List, and in my web pages and old and new textbooks,
>> that are not perfect, we can first document the instruction, but then from
>> that basis, the video instruction can blossom…with new terminology possibly
>> shared by sign languages and it could become quite a global community
>> project -
>> > Right now, Carlos and Rubens have expressed interest in the LIBRAS part
>> of it, and of course there are so many talented people from all over the
>> world on our SignWriting List to support other languages…
>> > So I want to share the Six SignWriting Topics of instruction that will
>> show how our writing styles have really been evolving - Adam and I had a
>> FaceTime meeting the other day on Wrist Flexing and it is fascinating to
>> see an evolution in writing styles…I will explain soon...
>> > Thank you for being interested and for the videos you already have
>> created, Carlos!
>> > Val ;-)
>> > ---------
>> >> On Nov 8, 2022, at 12:54 PM, Carlos Cristian Libras <
>> carloscristianlibras at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> >> Dear Val, my cordial wishes.
>> >> I also greet everyone on the list.
>> >> I am very happy with the news. We had already talked off-line many
>> times about this, there is really an urgent need to improve the official
>> materials that are the signwriting reference. And more than that, that the
>> new materials also have a signed version, because many deaf people do not
>> read oral languages, they only depend on video.
>> >> I'm looking forward to the new step and I'm 100% available to help
>> with anything you need.
>> > ___________
>> >> On Tue, Nov 8, 2022 at 4:03 PM Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org>
>> >> SignWriting List
>> >> November 8, 2022
>> >> Hello SignWriting List members!
>> >> My dear friends - It is a privilege to share discussions of
>> SignWriting symbols and evolving writing styles with you. Thank you for
>> your interest and your important projects.
>> >> I hope to start a series of discussions now - on 6 topics that seem to
>> be important, partly because our textbooks and instruction materials need
>> to be improved, and partly because writing styles and choices by writers
>> have changed and are evolving over the years...
>> >> SignWriting is evolving because it is a true writing system used on a
>> daily basis around the world. That is a wonderful fact with thousands of
>> writers daily...
>> >> Here is what I hope to discuss in the next few months...
>> >> Six Topics
>> >> 1. Viewpoints, Space & Planes
>> >> 2. General Arrowhead
>> >> 3. Arm Rotation
>> >> 4. Wrist Flexing
>> >> 5. Torso & Body Movement
>> >> 6. Dynamics & Punctuation
>> >> So I hope to start posting on these topics - in fact I can see we
>> already have questions about Torso Movements and Wrist Flexing - thank you
>> for your messages -
>> >> So have a great day and I will answer and start posting as soon as I
>> can -
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