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From:  mohamed mahmod
Date:  Sat Mar 30, 2002  6:06 pm
Subject:  Re: Arab, Arabic, Arabian


Hi Val & wayne
tha (Arabic) is name of cultur ,sevelisation , region , people,
language ....etc
thanks
mohamed



>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Arab, Arabic, Arabian
>Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 10:03:06 -0800
>
>SignWriting List
>March 28, 2002
>
>>> Wayne wrote: Another issue is that "Arabic" is the name of a
>>>language, not a culture ......."Arabian" could only be used to
>>>refer to the people of one country: Saudi Arabia.....Also, to get
>>>technical, Maltese is a dialect of Arabic, albeit written in the
>>>Roman alphabet. Salaam Aleykum!
>
>How fascinating, Wayne! You know so much about that region...I
>suspect that I became influenced by a Deaf friend who uses
>SignWriting, named Abdul Aziz Al-Obaid. He brought all kinds of
>literature about Saudi Arabia, his homeland, when he visited me, and
>I read so many phrases in their literature saying "the Arabic
>Nations", that I got used to that phrase. I read all about their
>princes, their religion, their food dishes, their different tribes,
>and there was great pride mentioned with the term "Arabic Nations". I
>also visited "www.arabia.com" and they used that phrase
>too...although I just visited their site and now I can't find it! ha
>;-)
>
>Regarding Maltese spoken language, I didn't know that! How
>fascinating....Meanwhile, the Maltese Sign Language Dictionary
>project is really of interest to me and others...they have used
>SignWriting and I look forward to seeing more Maltese signs...
>
>Wayne - can you tell us a little bit about your new language school?
>Are you including Taiwan Sign Language written in SignWriting ?
>.......(just kidding)....I am assuming you are not, but I am
>interested in learning more about your school...Val ;-)
>
>-----------------------------------
>
>>Dr. Wayne H. Smith, Director
>>Learning Unlimited Language School
>>5 Jellison Ridge Rd.
>>Surry, ME 04684-3340
>>Tel.: 207-667-9482
>>E-Mail:
>>Webpage: http://www.mrlanguage.com
>>================================
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Valerie Sutton"
>>To:
>>Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:28 AM
>>Subject: Re: New York Times Newspaper Article on SignWriting...
>>
>>
>>> SignWriting List
>>> March 28, 2002
>>>
>>> The New York Times reporter had two questions for me...The first was:
>>> 1. Which countries use SignWriting?
>>>
>>> My answer: See the map attached. The 27 countries, or geographical
>>> areas, that use SignWriting are:
>>>
>>> 1. Arabic Nations (teachers from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria)
>>> 2. Belgium
>>> 3. Bolivia
>>> 4. Brazil
>>> 5. Canada (2 areas: 1... English-Canada and 2...French-Canada)
>>> 6. Colombia
>>> 7. Denmark
>>> 8. El Salvador
>>> 9. England
>>> 10. Finland
>>> 11. France
>>> 12. Germany
>>> 13. Greece
>>> 14. Ireland
>>> 15. Italy
>>> 16. Japan
>>> 17. Malaysia
>>> 18. Malta
>>> 19. Mexico
>>> 20. Netherlands
>>> 21. Nicaragua
>>> 22. Norway
>>> 23. Peru
>>> 24. South Africa
>>> 25. Spain
>>> 26. Switzerland (2 areas: 1....German-Swiss and 2...French-Swiss)
>>> 27. USA (several areas, including: New Mexico, Michigan, Maine, North
>>> Carolina, Washington DC etc...)
>>>
>>> Now my question to the SignWriting List....Do you know of other
>>> countries using SignWriting? I would love your input! Val ;-)




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