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From:  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?)
is:

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

http://hasiti.mir.at/~martin

the more daring thing mostly is
to question the known
than to explore the unknown


  Replies Author Date
1688 Re: sign writing principles? Valerie Sutton Wed  8/18/1999
1690 Re: sign writing principles? Martin 'Lolly' Lorenz Wed  8/18/1999
1692 Re: sign writing principles? Valerie Sutton Wed  8/18/1999
1693 Writing different dimensions... Valerie Sutton Wed  8/18/1999
1691 ISO language code for Sign Languages Michael Everson Wed  8/18/1999
1694 Re: ISO language code for Sign Languages Valerie Sutton Wed  8/18/1999
1695 Re: sign writing principles? Judy A. Kegl Wed  8/18/1999
1696 Re: sign writing principles? Martin 'Lolly' Lorenz Wed  8/18/1999
1724 Re: sign writing principles? Valerie Sutton Mon  8/23/1999

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