Date: Tue Nov 16, 1999 2:34
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: A question...writing takes time now
>In the meantime, we are the experimenters, and the rules will
>follow as we go on. In time it will be more easy, when there is more
>written material about, and more SL users are also SW users and can
>make their critique of the attempts.
>Good luck to you all,
November 16, 1999
Thank you, Ingvild, for the outstanding message! No one could say it better....
And I am sure that others on the List know that the established spoken
languages, such as English and Norwegian, took centuries to standardize
into the set spellings that we use today. I believe James Kegl mentioned
Samuel Johnson? He was the person who wrote the first English dictionary
that was really used by lots of people back in the 1700's.....I am sure
there were other attempts before him...but his dictionary set the standards
for future dictionaries....he had a rough time....setting standards on how
to spell the words was one of his worst problems....besides poverty and
lack of funding for the dictionary!