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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Oct 23, 1998  9:41 am
Subject:  Re: Recording Mime With SW

On October 19, 1998, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>>In regards to the general Movement Writing system, I have been thinking of
>>making a "generic" videotape that would have no sound, no interpretation,
>>absolutely no spoken or signed language.

On October 20, 1998, Mark Penner wrote:
>Go for it! I think that's a wonderful idea. It would be especially helpful
>to us here in Japan, as there would be no English or ASL needed to
>understand the concepts.

October 23, 1998

Thank you, Mark, for this comment, and I remember discussing this idea with
you earlier this year. I am aware of the frustrations you must feel with
applying the SW symbols to a language that has not been written before in
SignWriting, such as Japanese Sign Language, which you are working with.

I think the video proposed above would help you enormously, and it would
also preserve the entire writing system for future generations, which is
important. And there is another value to such a would give "the
big picture" of the entire Movement Writing system as a whole.

Right now, most people only know one section of the system, and they do not
realize what resources are available to them. So let us hope this dream
will come true :-)

How is your work coming recording Japanese Sign Language?

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


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