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From:  Stefan Woehrmann
Date:  Wed Aug 23, 2000  1:56 pm
Subject:  Re: Pledge Alligiance in SW


Hi Val,

Im interested in the original version as well. Can You attach it to a
message ?



Stefan ;-)

>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Pledge Alligiance in SW
>Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 13:56:23 -0700
>
>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!!!
>>Nancy
>
>
>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
>1984...
>
>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 either....so 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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