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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Jan 29, 1999  9:10 pm
Subject:  Re: Notation Systems

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Susanne wrote:
>Yes, I'd volunteer on the HamNoSys part. I do not know enough of Stokoe (or
>adaptions of Stokoe) so I cannot do that one...
>However, I do not sign ASL so you/someone would have to post me the
>sentence in pictures/verbal descriptions/QuickTime movies or something of
>the like. But that won't be too big a problem I would think.
>It's a good idea, especially for newbees who don't exactly
>know what kind of system they would need for their respective purpose.
>>Best -
>Susanne Bentele
>Universitšt Hamburg

January 29, 1999

Thank you, Susanne, for this offer. I cannot think of anyone better suited
for the job! And yes... I realize that you do not know ASL. When I post the
advanced reading lesson in ASL in SignWriting, you will see that I have
captured the signs frame by frame from video, plus we have the actual
videotape itself, so technically you will have all the visuals necessary to
know what movements we are writing.

The one thing that such a comparison does not give, is the goals and
philosophies behind the systems, which is also important. The actual
writing of the movements are not the whole story when making comparisons.
But we can face all those issues when the time comes, before I post the

This "comparisons" article will be the first feature in our new
"SignWriting Linguistic Forum", which is in the planning stages. But I have
no set dates, and I think we should take it slowly, since I am about to
explode with projects right now!!

When I post the first part of the advanced reading lesson on February 15th,
I hope you will go up on the web and read that lesson....and then write to
me afterwards, and we can talk about specific arrangements.

Thanks very much for your offer to help, Susanne -

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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