[Sw-l] SignWriting Dictionaries Around The World

Valerie Sutton 0000001342802f5f-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU
Fri Jan 20 17:16:35 UTC 2023

SignWriting ListJanuary 20, 2023ASL Dictionaries in PDFhttps://www.signwriting.org/dictionaries/ASL.htmlScan 001: English-ASL Dictionary scanned from a print-out in the early 2000s,printed from the SignBank Database, a blend of different writershttps://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs14/sw1303_SignWriting_ASL_Dictionary_Scan001.pdfScan 002: English-ASL Dictionary scanned from a print-out in the mid-1990sprinted from SignWriter DOS, written by the Deaf Action Committee for SignWritingThis dictionary became a notebook that was available in the Gallaudet Bookstore for years.It was mentioned in the Deaf Perspectives on SignWriting Video Series, Video 2.https://www.signwriting.org/archive/docs14/sw1304_SignWriting_ASL_Dictionary_SignWriterDOS_Scan002.pdfVal ;-)--------------On Jan 19, 2023, at 12:48 PM, Valerie Sutton <sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG> wrote:Hello SignWriting List members!I have been going over multiple scans of old documents that go back 20 or 30 years, some of them 50 years! Yes, I have to admit, I am getting old (smile). I am so fortunate to have worked with such wonderful skilled writers over so many years and I thank all of you for your contributions.I see my job now, as a retired 72-year-old, to make sure that all of the old documents are scanned and posted on the internet for history. I hope they will inspire future generations to write your sign languages, and gestures and mime, and to bring the concept of writing body movement, dance, and sign languages to the world.We are indeed fortunate to have the internet! I will be building several Internet Archive areas, with the help of many of you, and posting these old documents, for anyone to freely download and use.For right now, I am going over  scanned dictionaries from the 1980's - early 2000s, with the development of SignWriter Apple//e and Apple//c and SignWriter DOS, developed by Richard Gleaves, and then later we had a SignBank Database, developed by Todd Duell,  before I met Steve Slevinski and we began to work on SignPuddle. So in the early days there were quite a number of dictionaries, but they were mostly printed on paper on laser printers. This was before there were many PDFs. Most everything was printed on white paper on a laser printer...But some of those dictionaries now have to be scanned from the white laser printing into PDFs. A big but important job.So I am doing my best to inform you of these documents, one by one, as I post them on SignWriting.org/dictionaries. Most of them are ASL, but some are from Mexico and Brazil and Spain. It is going to take me time. And then, when I have a good listing posted, Rich is going to help me post them on the Internet Archive too - so this is a fun project!Here is the one I posted today - From the SignBank Database:Scanned ASL Dictionaries from print-outshttps://www.signwriting.org/dictionaries/ASL.htmlHave a great day!Val ;-)



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