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From:  "Judy A. Kegl"
Date:  Fri Jun 11, 1999  9:26 am
Subject:  Re: Computer Terms In Signed Languages


Hi, Valerie,

Thank you for the list. We actually have signs for most of the items, so I
should have a disk for you when I return to the States later this summer.
(School in Bluefields starts June 22.)
--- James



--Judy Kegl
Linguistics Program
University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Phone: 207-780-4531
Fax: 207-780-5561
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>From: Valerie Sutton
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Computer Terms In Signed Languages
>Date: Fri, Jun 11, 1999, 2:03 AM
>

>>Well, you have your hands full (a Deaf pun) with the ASL, but one day I'll
>>devote a class to the program, and eventually signs will appear.
>>
>>-- James
>
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>
> James - This is terrific. That is just what I am hoping for...as Deaf
> people use SignWriter, they will start discussing how they use the computer
> program with each other. Watch those conversations - signs will be
> developing naturally. And then ask them to type those terms themselves in
> SignWriter 4.3, and then I can add them, and send you new disks in
> SignWriter 5.0.
>
> Fingerspelling is not very good for Menus - there really isn't enough room
> in headings for fingerspelling - that is why I mentioned the fact that a
> lot of computer terminology in the USA is fingerspelled and that is a
> problem for the spacing up at the top of the screen- I am hoping that signs
> will slowly be developed for the Menus, because signs are more compact for
> Menu headings.
>
> Valerie :-)
>
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> Valerie Sutton
>
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