Date: Fri Nov 6, 1998 3:06
SignWriting List Forum
Subject: Is SignWriting An Alphabet?
Hi Everyone -
I am getting a series of general questions through private email...Here is
one of them:
>Also, it might be
>helpful to folks if they view SignWriting as the "sign Alphabet" for
Back in early July, around July 6th or 7th, there were a series of postings
on this very subject, written by Joe Martin, Al Bickford, Charles Butler
and others. The title of the thread was: "Is SignWriting an Alphabet?".
Some messages were also called "Nixograms" I believe. You can access and
read these postings on the SignWriting List's Archives, which is on the web
at this address:
SW List Archives
I remember I was rather amazed at some of the new terms that were used to
describe SignWriting...I believe it was decided that SW is a "featural
alphabet"? No matter what, it was fun to see the descriptions of the
different kinds of writing systems in the world.
Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA