|SignWriting List Forum|
Stefan Woehrmann |
Date: Fri Jun 30, 2000 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: standardized spellings
Valerie wrote :
> This is what I suggest, Stefan...
> Please take out the "Learn To Read ASL in SignWriting" video case.
.... Place the video in the
> machine and watch the beginning portion of the Goldilocks story.
> Then look at the three books that came with the video.
Notice that I.taught how to read each sign on the video for 64 pages!!!
Look at the video - then look at the sign written in SignWriting - then
> the English word - there! You now have learned some ASL!
> So you already have excellent materials right now to teach you some
I have done that before and I promise ;-) I´ll do that again. And you are
right - your materials are simply great. I`m sorry to ask questions that are
answered in detail in your publications.
Nevertheless - that is the way I´m learning. Being in need to produce day
by day new SW-texts for my pupils I am limited to what I already know. In
case that you have already explained a detail - (mostly spelling- problems)
I´m sorry and apologize to disturb you . I don´t want to steel your time.
Just a short hint - read the manual chapter xcy would help sometimes. On the
other hand it may be a matter of competence to be able to memorize and
understand all the possible problems that show up during daily practice.
I talked to a computer - freak some time ago to explain a specific printer -
problem and all he wrote back via email was
Its not my register of language but I understood that he felt angry that I
asked him instead of "reading the f... manual" So it is so kind of you to
answer in such a polite form :
> Remember when you were surprised to notice that I had taught the
> SignWriter computer program step by step in the manuals? You had
> those manuals for many months, and the reason you didn't look at
> them, is that you were asking me personally what to do. But I wrote
> those manuals, and they are a better source than talking to me
> personlly. Talking to me on a personal basis cannot replace the
> publications I have already produced.
> So please truly study the LEARN TO READ ASL IN SIGNWRITING now.
> Portions of it are online, as you know, but you have the real thing
> at home!
One difference between the one who teaches and the one who is in teh process
of learning may be, that the cognitiv map of the teacher is so clearly drawn
I`ll do my best and will let you know !!