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From:  Shepard-Kegl
Date:  Wed Apr 26, 2000  8:49 pm
Subject:  Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua


The class discussing an episode from Homer's Odyssey was using a text
entirely in SW.

Nicaraguan Sign Language has borrowed some signs from ASL, "thank you" being
one of them. ASL borrowings have increased since the lifting of the US
embargo and resumption of airline travel between the US and Nicaragua.

-- James Shepard-Kegl

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Reese
To:
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua


> I just got through watching the Nicaraguan segment on 60 Minutes II.
> Interesting. I really would have liked to have seen some signwriting
> somewhere. I was too busy reading the captions to really look around
much.
> Did anyone see anything on the walls of the school?
>
> I did notice that there were a couple signs very similar if not identical
to
> ASL. But they seemed to have been made by the reporter or in response to
the
> reporter. For instance, at the end of the segment there was a "thank
you"/
> "you're welcome" exchange that was just like ASL. But I'm not sure if
that
> was the Nicaraguan sign or if it was an attempt by the reporter to use
ASL,
> perhaps under the assumption that sign language is "universal"?
>
> I know I'm writing this a bit ahead of the Pacific crowd. Sorry. :-)
>
> Bill Reese
>
>
> Valerie Sutton wrote:
>
> > SignWriting List
> > April 25, 2000
> > 5:30 pm California time
> >
> > Hi Everyone -
> > I just called CBS (an American TV broadcasting company) at
1-800-934-6397.
> >
> > If you live on the east coast of the US, then the "60 Minutes II" TV
> > program about the Nicaraguan deaf children is starting in a half
> > hour....at 9:00pm.
> >
> > If you live on the west coast, it is starting in three and a half
> > hours, at 9:00pm.
> >
> > CBS is selling video copies of the Nicaraguan program for $29.95, so
> > I ordered copies for the DAC. It will take up to 6 weeks before the
> > videos will be sent.
> >
> > the program on TV in Florida this afternoon, in which they said that
> > tonight, on 60 Minutes II, they would be showing the "birth of a new
> > language" in Nicaragua - so she called me all excited...!
> >
> > Val ;-)
> >
> > -----------------------------
> >
> > Valerie Sutton
> >
> >
> > SignWritingSite:
> > http://www.SignWriting.org
> >
> > SignWriting List Archives:
> > http://www.egroups.com/group/sw-l


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3301 Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua Valerie Sutton Wed  4/26/2000

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