|SignWriting List Forum|
Stefan Woehrmann |
Date: Mon Jul 3, 2000 2:15 pm
Subject: Re: SignWriting Databases
at school we need such a kind of SymbolDatabank so badly. It helps so much
in the beginning to get started!
There are drawn handshapes in your "Lessons in SignWriting" and in the
Parkhurstīs book as well - but I would appriciate so much to have a list of
all the different handshapes - including descriptions and photos in all
six positions (???) -- That would be wonderfull.
Donīt know if I can offer any support ?? Itīs a very timeconsuming job - At
least I would be happy to send my feedback !! ;-)
When I read the Rosenberg Thesis paper I was happy to find a list of
handshapes and SW - symbols -- but it is not comlete and I couldnīt get in
contact with the author months ago.
As you know - there are new pupils and new parents waiting (??????) to be
confronted with this "strange" writing system .. (ha)
If there would be additional materials like these - it would be a help for
Danny and Irina to instruct their colleagues ,-)))))
Who is going to become your eyebrows model ? I canīt wait for that !
He / she needs some time to get familiar with this difficult task. (;-)
All the best behind the scenes.
----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 6:10 AM
Subject: SignWriting Databases
> SignWriting List
> July 2, 2000
> Dear SignWriting List Members:
> I am working behind the scenes in July. So although I am posting
> fewer messages, you will see an announcement from me occasionally...
> Here is a new database design I am developing in FileMaker, a
> database program used on the Macintosh and Windows. You will be able
> to open this database along with other programs and cut, copy and
> paste into any other document.
> The SymbolBank is my name for the database that lists all of the
> symbols in Sutton Movement Writing. It will establish the sequence
> for all the symbols. This will make it possible for us to sort by
> signs, rather than words.
> Later, I will develop a similar database for signs, called SignBank.
> The SymbolBank, will "sort" the SignBank...
> Well anyway - how does this design look to you? Is it pleasing? Any
> other information you feel you would need about each symbol?
> By the way - that's my 11-year-old nephew Michael's hand! He has
> become a hand model lately ;-)