Sure. Really what has happened historically with SignWriting
is pretty comparable to what the Arabic language has experienced
over the years to become a very strong and enduring language.
You see, in the beginning, the Arabic language started off as
a spoken language only, without having a written component to
Quite similar to ASL today, where it is a manual-visual language
without a written form. Once a written form was established,
then Arabic was able to become a truly rich and fruitful language.
The situation today is no less similar for the Deaf. Where their
language is spoken or communicated only through signing, it doesn't
have a written form as of yet. So in order for the language of
the Deaf to truly become a rich and prosperous language it needs
the written form.
You make a good point there. I can't argue with that. So now
I would like to ask you, how do you foresee SignWriting being
transmitted? Through the vehicle of huge bound volumes, or through
the use of computers, via print or electronically? Exactly what
do you envision happening with SignWriting in the future?