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From:  Susanne Bentele
Date:  Fri Oct 22, 1999  11:00 am
Subject:  Re: Yes to Changes in the SW List!


>Val and all -
> I for one would like to see people writing in their native language, if
>they so choose. I would learn a lot more about SW if we were able to write
>our communications in ASL. I realize that not everyone can write
>Portuguese, German, Danish, etc. but if we were to see these languages
>written, it might stimulate us to learn them. I for one was disappointed
>when you said no to the person who wanted to write in Portuguese. As we all
>know, it is sometimes hard to espress oneself in a foreign language. I
>think we should all make the effort to learn one another's languages. I say
>open it up to different languages and to attachments!
> - Wayne in Maine

hi all,
in principle i agree - but on the other hand i would think it a pity not to
understand half of what's going on on the list.... i don't think there's
even one person subscribed who understands all the languages potentially
coming up on the list. therefore discussions would be reduced to sometimes
a very small set of people - and i doubt that they'd be as interesting then
as they are now.
so: i am glad to receive attachments and see how people write in their
native (sign-)language, although i do not understand ASL, or even: anything
other than DGS and a bit of BSL. but i very strongly feel we should stick
to english as the language for general discussions. (and i apologize again
for having sent my german messages for stefan to the whole list.)
best wishes,
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
Binderstr. 34
20146 Hamburg - Germany
Tel.: ++49-40-428.38-6734
Geschäftszimmer: ++49-40-428.38-6737
ST: ++49-40-428.38-6738
Fax: ++49-40-428.38-6109

http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/tlex


  Replies Author Date
1997 Re: Yes to Changes in the SW List! Angus B. Grieve-Smith Fri  10/22/1999
1998 Re: Yes to Changes in the SW List! Neil Bauman Fri  10/22/1999
2001 Re: Changes in the SW List! Valerie Sutton Fri  10/22/1999
2004 Re: Changes in the SW List! Angus B. Grieve-Smith Fri  10/22/1999
2010 Re: Changes in the SW List! Valerie Sutton Fri  10/22/1999
2045 Re: Changes in the SW List! Mark Penner Mon  10/25/1999
2051 Re: Changes in the SW List! Valerie Sutton Mon  10/25/1999
2003 Receiving attachments..... Valerie Sutton Fri  10/22/1999
1999 Re: Changes in the SW List! Valerie Sutton Fri  10/22/1999

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