|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Tue Feb 2, 1999 11:53 pm
Subject: Irish Sign Language :-)
February 2, 1999
Wow...what a day! I received two gifts today...
1. A thick document from Ireland, with lists of Irish signs written in
SignWriting and they are written very well indeed!!
2. The introduction to the Irish Sign Language document includes a
comparison between the HamNoSys, Stokoe and SignWriting systems - ha! This
is just what we have been talking about lately here on the List. This is a
coincidence - I had no idea this document was coming from Ireland. What a
The Stokoe system they used is one that has been adapted in Great Britain,
so I can tell you more about this later. I will write to them for
permission to post the article.
No matter what, I still will continue with our original plans to do our own
comparison. But I of course welcome this other article - and their Irish
signs written in SignWriting are stunning.
Too bad the authors of the Irish book do not have an email address. They
are not online, but I will do my best to encourage them to get email!
By the way, I will be happy to post Daniela's other screens from Sign Dic,
but they are large diagrams that are very grapically intense. I have asked
Daniela for smaller sizes of the same screens - when i tried to reduce them
the detail became quite blurred. So it may take us a few days to work these
details out - but when they are posted I will tell you.
Have a wonderful evening everyone - if I don't concentrate on printing our
textbooks it will never get done!
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