|SignWriting List Forum|
Martin 'Lolly' Lorenz |
Date: Tue Aug 17, 1999 5:48 pm
Subject: sign writing principles?
hello to all
i am currently writing my diploma thesis and
try to adopt some principles of sign writing
to a human-computer-interface design.
what i would need to know and can't find anywhere
(or am i just searching in the wrong places?)
what are the problems, that make writing signlanguages
more difficult than writing oral language.
...what i guess is, that the 4th dimension introduced
through space in sign language makes it more difficult to
transpose it to the 2-dimensional paper.
is there a principle rule followed by SignWriting"
i also wonder if the SignWriting system is (as it seems
for me) somehow related to chinese script.
to me it seems that both are somehow logographic.
i am not a linguist so i probably lack some
basics in linguistics that would help me understand
the problem better.
(and english is not my mother-tounge...)
thanks a lot
Martin "Lolly" Lorenz
Microsoft, I think, is fundamentally an evil company.
- JAMES H. CLARK
the more daring thing mostly is
to question the known
than to explore the unknown