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From:  Susanne Bentele
Date:  Fri Oct 15, 1999  7:24 am
Subject:  Re: blending writing systems...


>What I like about the Stokoe system is it's simplicity in writing and it
>might be easier to organize signs in a dictionary using his notation
>system, but using SW for the actual words or signs?

I think that's a great idea, as from what I know about SignWriting (- yes,
Valerie, I have actually started learnig! - ) you cannot order signs in a
sort of 'alphabetical' way, which you can in Stokoe or HamNoSys, for
example. So I think that would actually comlpy best with what sign
languages are: having an alphabetical/phonological system to order by and a
useful actual writing system to represent signs in a dictionary. And this
has got nothing to do with 'blending' systems; it's just making use of the
best of two systems for different purposes.
My share for today. Have a good one.
Susanne


Susanne Bentele
Universität Hamburg
Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
University of Hamburg
Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf
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20146 Hamburg - Germany
Tel.: ++49-40-428.38-6734
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  Replies Author Date
1943 Re: blending writing systems... Valerie Sutton Fri  10/15/1999
1946 Re: blending writing systems... Susanne Bentele Fri  10/15/1999
1947 Re: blending writing systems... Valerie Sutton Fri  10/15/1999

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