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Happy (slightly early) birthday Val!!!
I hope you will have a special day!
Love,
Erika

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 21, 2011
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> Hello Stefan and Everyone!
>
> It is February 22 in Germany now....Here in California it is still February
> 21st ;-)
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> Thank you, Stefan, for always remembering my birthday. You have taught me
> how important birthdays are...they give us pause, don't they? To think about
> what we have done in our years here on this earth, and think about what we
> wish for the future...
>
> I will be 60 years old in 16 hours (smile)... a new decade for me...
>
> and I am planning to live another 60 years, so I am only half way through
> and certainly not done!! ha!
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> And everyone - look at the wonderful card that Stefan wrote - it is written
> in ASL in SignWriting on the right, but on the left, Stefan has written the
> movements of the lips speaking English words...called Woehrmann's
> SpeechWriting, which is Stefan's unique invention, writing the sounds of the
> IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) with lip, mouth and breath symbols
> that are originally based on SignWriting symbols, but Stefan has expanded
> the amount of symbols further, to be able to capture the refined movements
> of speech...and Stefan has developed a standardized way to write the
> movements of speech around the world -
>
> Recently, Fernando Capovilla from Brazil has been working with Stefan
> behind the scenes, and Stefan developed a way to write spoken Portuguese
> with the feedback of Fernando's team in Brazil - it is just so amazing to
> watch all these brilliant people work together -
>
> So thank you, Stefan, for writing my birthday wishes, and my name, in
> Mundbildschrift (SpeechWriting)... I will treasure the card always ;-)
>
> Val ;-)
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> Valerie Sutton
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> On Feb 21, 2011, at 3:15 PM, Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
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> This is another kind of Happy Birthday document.
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> Mundbildschrift  - “Woehrmanns SpeechWriting” – next ti SignWriting - ;-)
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> Can you read it?
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> Stefan
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> Val ;-)
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> Valerie Sutton
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-- 
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College