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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Aug 22, 2000  8:56 pm
Subject:  Re: Pledge Alligiance in SW

At 9:08 PM -0400 8/21/00, Nancy Cole wrote:
>Kids are so good at imitating, but I want them to
>think for once. I think it would be FANTASTIC to have several versions, and
>I could even show my kids once they see one. Thanks for all of your help!!!
>YES I just couldn't do it without you!!!

SignWriting List
August 22, 2000

Hello Everyone, and hello Nancy -

I have great news...I found the old document of US Pledge of
Allegiance, written in 1981....

It was written in SignWriting by hand, by interpreter Nancy Ellen
Woo, who later became Nancy Romero. Nancy is very skilled in
SignWriting, but as a hearing person, she felt she should base the
writing on a Deaf person's signing. Therefore she asked David McKee
to sign it for her.

The old SignWriting document is in "Full-Body" style - that means
"stick figures". It is also Receptive (the stick figure faces the
reader)....the Expressive writing style did not start until after

So for you to read this old document, I think I should transcribe the
basic signs quickly into the way we write today - It may take me a
day or two - Then perhaps you can make it better from there....

I also suggest that you continue to write your own versions - David
McKee's version may not be perfect ASL it will only be
one version of many.... I hope! ;-)

So I will post a GIF and a SGN file to the List as soon as is possible....

My best to everyone -

Val ;-)


Valerie Sutton


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