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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Dec 15, 1998  6:45 pm
Subject:  Re: Religious SignWriting (Word List - Long)

>Why would we need special categories of SignWriting symbols
>for arcane and esoteric subjects? Surely, each group of adherents
>to whatever religious faith (or none) develops their own in-house
>signs - for each of which a corresponding SW symbol naturally

>Harry Blackmore
>(Lecturer in Deaf Studies and
>Australian Sign Language - AUSLAN)

Hello Harry -
I am in complete agreement with you. SignWriting can be applied to any sign
terminology of course.

It is just a writing system for any human movement. It is has no connection
with any philosophy, other than the idea that we can write signs.

Although some outstanding groups are writing different religious materials
in different signed languages using SignWriting, I do not post the
religious writing on our SignWriting Web Site. I do not want people to
think that SignWriting is connected with any one religion.

However, if others would like to start their own web sites and place the
SignWriting documents there, that is fine of course!

And of course, I will always give writers my technical support.

Thanks for writing -

Valerie :-)

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

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