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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Dec 17, 1999  8:11 pm
Subject:  SignWriting Report Dec.17, 99


December 17, 1999

Hello SignWriting List Members!

Please forgive my silence in the past few days. Let me tell you what I have
been doing....

I have been working on three web postings, and I have also been working on
writing an Introduction to the new Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary,
which will hopefully be published in the year 2000, in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
under the direction of Fernando Capovilla.

The Introduction I am writing is actually just a mini "Lessons in
SignWriting Textbook", which Fernando will later translate into Portuguese.
It is mostly just diagrams of the SignWriting symbols, along with examples
of the uses of those symbols in some of the Brazilian signs that are
entries in the Dictionary. So it is a listing of the symbols, and how they
are applied to that language.

If you are interested in reading about the Dictionary, there are articles
on the web:


Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary Project
http://www.SignWriting.org/brazil00.html

Sample Pages From The Brazilian Dictionary
http://www.SignWriting.org/brazil04.html
http://www.SignWriting.org/brazil05.html


Of course there are other WONDERFUL projects in Brazil too, besides the
Dictionary, such as SIGNnet and several other projects. I am hoping to
write more about those projects in the future....the year 2000 looks bright
;-)

And I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the holiday season!

You are in my thoughts!

More soon -

Val ;-)

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