|SignWriting List Forum|
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.
Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
University of Hamburg
Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf
20146 Hamburg - Germany