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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sun Oct 28, 2001  4:35 pm
Subject:  Re: A request from Colorado...

SignWriting List
October 28, 2001

Hello Ann and Nancy -
Thank you for your messages (see below)..

Regarding the "hip saying" or slang, that Ann asked for...I
personally don't know ASL that well, but maybe someone on the SW List
can help you?...

The saying is: "Hello, Dude!"....or something like that...something
"cool" in ASL that teenagers would use....

Val ;-)


>Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 10:29:45 EST
>Subject: Re: request
>To: SignWriting List
>Hi Everyone,
>I already emailed Ann about the story. I had originally wanted to have my
>kids work on it using the computer program, but we are unable to use the
>computer program because we don't have DOS. The computer technician has
>since the beginning of school been requested to come into our classroom and
>install a new program, but they haven't come yet. Our school is very big, so
>the other teacher suspects it will take a long time. I have already had the
>interpreters translate it into gloss words, but I haven't put it into
>signwriting. My times at school are the only times we could change to
>signwriting. Lately, I've just been working with a student from Burma and
>putting her language into signwriting. By the time I arrive home it is late,
>and my family will not give me time to do much. My daughter seems to use the
>computer more than me! Oh well, I'm not complaining or trying to give
>excuses, but I let Ann know if there might be someone else who can work from
>what I've done, to please let me know. I have the video tapes, so I can send
>that and the words that I've got glossed.
>Nancy Cole
>>October 27, 2001
>>To Nancy Cole, and Everyone:
>>I wanted to say hi to you all and ask if any one of you could help me. I
>>am doing a public art commission for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the
>>Blind. I really want to include Signwriting even though they don't teach it
>>there, as far as I know. What I am doing is small low relief pictures on a
>>larger stone sculpture. I would like to make one of them sign writing of a
>>"hip saying" that Deaf kids could relate to, something like "Hey
>>Dude" but an
>>ASL saying in sign writing. Any chance you could help me?
>> I am also wondering how Giricoccola might be coming along? I am excited
>>to include it in the display but I know what a big request that is so I am
>>very patient. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Ann

  Replies Author Date
5827 Re: A request from Colorado... Valerie Sutton Sun  10/28/2001
5828 Re: A request from Colorado... Henk Pel Sun  10/28/2001
5835 Re: A request from Colorado... Valerie Sutton Mon  10/29/2001

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