Date: Fri Oct 22, 1999 8:35
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Yes to Changes in the SW List!
Hi Susanne and everyone on the List,
I think that you were right Susanne. Me as well wouldn´t be able at all to
follow any discussion on the platform of SW in ASL or any other Sign
Language. may be we could agree on a compromise - attachments as you will -
but the discussions and questions about SW and about issues concerning the
list in English.
It would be great to get photos or written phrases or even parts of
dictionaries with the attachments.
>From: Susanne Bentele
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Yes to Changes in the SW List!
>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 13:00:41 +0200
> >Val and all -
> > I for one would like to see people writing in their native language,
> >they so choose. I would learn a lot more about SW if we were able to
> >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
> >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
> >open it up to different languages and to attachments!
> > - Wayne in Maine
>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.)
>Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser
>University of Hamburg
>Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf
>20146 Hamburg - Germany