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From:  mohamed mahmod
Date:  Sat Mar 30, 2002  6:20 pm
Subject:  Re: Arab, Arabic, Arabian

hi all of you
i wont to tel you some thing make it esy to be under stod
the manual and the SW file I translate to arabic can be read and under stand
in all 22 arabic countries with no porblems
and untel any one do some thing different in SW let us take it easy

>From: Valerie Sutton
>Reply-To: SignWriting List
>To: SignWriting List
>Subject: Re: Arab, Arabic, Arabian
>Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 09:43:49 -0800
>SignWriting List
>March 28, 2002
>>Wayne wrote: I wonder why you've lumped the "Arabic" nations together.
>>listed four separate countries. I see no reason to consolidate them.
>Hi Wayne and Everyone!
>They are consolidated under one umbrella, and one web site at this
>time, because all of the teachers from those countries are teaching
>SignWriting in one school in Saudi Arabia, the Deaf Children
>Institute for Boys, even though the teacher's nationalities are
>I am afraid to say SignWriting is really used in Syria, since there
>is only one Syrian teacher experimenting with it in Saudi Arabia at
>the moment (I believe). When Mohamed gave me the list of teachers, he
>pointed out these national differences, so I believe he felt the
>different nationalities are of course I hope that in
>time it might officially spread to schools in those other
>countries...but I was working with the information I have at the
>moment...for all I know it is spreading to the other countries
>already...I think Egypt may be doing more with SignWriting, but I am
>not sure.
>Meanwhile, Mohamed was calling their language "Arabic Sign Language",
>like an umbrella name for the group of signed languages of that
>region...Maybe we can clarify this in time, as the different regional
>languages are written in Mohamed, feel free to ask
>me to change things, if there is something not correct... Val ;-)

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