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From:  Stefan Woehrmann
Date:  Fri Oct 22, 1999  8:52 pm
Subject:  Re: Changes in the SW List!


Hi Valerie,

itīs funny. I already tried to suggest something like this in previous
emails -

I think itīs a very good idea and I vote for it!

Stefan


>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Changes in the SW List!
>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 07:00:23 -0700
>
>October 22, 1999
>
>Good Morning, SignWriting List!
>
>First, I want to welcome Rukhsana, from Pakistan, to the SignWriting List!
>It is so nice to meet someone from Pakistan, who works with Pakistani Sign
>Language! Thank you for your great introduction, Rukhsana.
>
>Second...in regards to the message about "Changes to the SW List"...Perhaps
>some of you noticed that there was a date at the top of the message? I
>write the date at the top of my messages, because sometimes the LISTSERVE
>software that manages this List, gets "clogged" and some messages don't
>always get sent in sequence. In this case this message had "disappeared" -
>I wrote it last Sunday - so I thought the message was lost.
>
>While it was lost (smile), during the middle of the week, we had a
>fascinating exchange when Lourdes honestly expressed that she did not
>understand "linguistic terminology". That was so good that happened! I am
>glad Lourdes told us!!
>
>So that experience made me think clearer. .....Can you imagine if we have
>messages written in Spanish or Portuguese or another spoken language?...A
>lot of us will be left out, including Lourdes and a lot of Deaf people who
>are fluent in a signed language, but not a spoken language. And that is not
>fair....
>
>So I suggest the following policy...how do you all feel about this policy?
>
>
>NEW SIGNWRITING LIST POLICY
>(still has to be voted on :-)
>
>1. Signed Languages. The purpose of the SignWriting List is to discuss and
>learn about SignWriting....so having a List that can accept attached files
>does make sense - since that will make it possible for us to share
>SignWriting with each other.
>
>2. Spoken Languages. Every message must be written in English at "the top
>of" the message. But if a person would also like to place the translation
>of that message in another spoken language, at the BOTTOM of the message,
>that is fine. That way, no one is left out.
>
>
>So now I need to know what you all think about this idea?
>
>Thanks so much for your participation and input - It is great to have such
>a wonderful List of people working together as a team!
>
>Val ;-)
>
>
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>Valerie Sutton
>
>
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>http://www.SignWriting.org
>
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>
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  Replies Author Date
2132 Re: Changes in the SW List! Bill Reese Wed  10/27/1999

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