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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Tue Feb 2, 1999  11:53 pm
Subject:  Irish Sign Language :-)

February 2, 1999

Hi Everyone!

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 ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
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Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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