...in their own words...
Desi Baca responds to the question about learning SignWriting: (after a brief explanation regarding the Silent News article, wanting more information about her opinion about SignWriting...she signs quite big... "Famous"!
"FUN" and " My favorite thing
is to learn"...but 'it's kinda hard, but Cecilia Flood teaches
us and we learn. ...it will be hard for hearing people but if
you study then you will learn it. Asked if she thought it will
be hard for deaf people... (strong emphatic head shake, no) "easy
for deaf people" The same for hearing people?..."No,
not quite that easy for hearing people".
Jazmine Martinez responds to the question about learning SW:
"puzzled expression"...asking for clarification...'you mean How SignWriting...what for?' Getting an affirmative head nog...Jazmine responds quite simply...'for writing'.
Jazmine lists materials used to learn to read and write signs:
"three bears, computer..." Asked about the videotape Goldilocks...Jazmine slows down her articulation of 'SIGN' indicating the 'performance' aspect of the videotaped story.
Jazmine names all the SW participants starting with CF then all her classmates.
Jazmine comments about the computer..."I like computer...its easy". "use the computer to look for signs, when you find it, you check the box, correct'.
Interviewer reminds Jazmine of the occasion when she found the sign for 'girl'. She attended to the recalled incident and giggled some more..commenting 'Girl...yes...you right'! She demonstrated some other signs she found using the SignWriter dictionary...'bug', 'cat'. When asked which pronunciation she chose for cat..one handed or two handed..Jazmine responded matter of factly..."one....Cat".
Jazmine's comment about her favorite SW activity... "my favorite sign book...different....at home. I sit and look at the signs and then write the word....work long time in my room when my mom goes to the store".