Date: Mon Mar 13, 2000 4:22
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Re: Transcribing Japanese Sign Language
This is tempting. I became interested in Japanese a few years ago but slacked
off after about a year.
But this might be a chance to work with one thing I have a small interest in
(SW), one thing I have been interested in (Japanese), and one thing I know a
bit about (the Bible).
But I haven't had anytime to even take up Val's hint to make GIF files myself
instead of critiquing other's attempts (all very good, BTW). So I'm straddling
the fence here. Is my interest enough to see me through the work? Will I have
enough time in my schedule? As it is it seems there are not enough hours in
I do have a video capture card in my computer that can accept camcorder or VCR
input. In fact, I have both my camcorder and a TV signal line hooked up now.
My TV signal line has a decoder on it for closed captioning. I sometimes watch
captioned TV on my computer.
As such, my greater interest might be to serve as a facilitator. I could make
AVI files of some of the video. I'm not sure if this is useful, though. I
know someone who is planning to get an encoder, but I don't know if it works
with SW or Japanese and she's a professional realtimer - may need to be paid.
She has worked to realtime TV news. I also know a producer of a local deaf TV
show. He may be able to give me ideas about using TV equipment ....
Ahhhh... there are so many possibities with this ....
But, strangely, I don't feel that my heart is in it ... But if anyone sees
anything in this, let me know. :-)
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> On 3/6/00, Mark Penner wrote:
> >And I can make this offer: If a couple people want to try their hand a
> >transcription, I will send them a free copy of a JSL Bible portion to work
> >with, and will look at their work in .SGN and give what comments I can on
> SignWriting List
> March 9, 2000
> Thanks Mark, for your offer!
> Who wants to take Mark up on his offer? He would send two or three
> people on the SignWriting List, a video of Japanese Sign Language,
> and then we can transcribe one sign at a time on the SignWriting List
> as a team....we would need two or three people who want to do this
> before it will work, though, since none of us have mountains of
> time...so we would share the project as a team and all learn together.
> Anyone want to transcribe Japanese Sign Language?
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
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