In the latest SignPuddle, you can write from right to left. What is the advantage of this?
Horizontal SignWriting is primarily for writing translations between spoken and signed languages.
When SignWriting is used in schools, in bilingual education, writing horizontally is useful for translating spoken language texts into written sign languages, helping the Deaf student learn both languages. Since western spoken languages are written from left to right, placing the SignWriting text above the written spoken language sentences is a tool for bilingual reading and comparison. Although some grammar details are lost in Horizontal Writing, it offers other benefits as a bridge between languages.
Now with SignPuddle 2, writers can choose vertical and horizontal writing depending on their needs.
Thank you Adam, Kim and Val!
I'm asking mainly because it is unclear to me who uses vertical and
horizontal. I can see that in Brazil they use horizontal ? Or maybe the
bible excerpts are old?
also Spanish sign language - there are stories in vertical writing here.
thanks everyone...look forward to more answers..
mariaSignWriting ListJune 1, 2012Hello Maria and everyone -Perhaps you would be interested in reading Steve Slevinski's interview,which mentions the different reasons for writing vertically andhorizontally. I can post excerpts about the differences in a latermessage.Towards a Wikipedia for signed languageshttp://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/06/01/towards-a-wikipedia-for-signed-languages/Meanwhile, here is my survey:1. American Sign Language (the best I can anyway) (or any other signlanguage transcribed from video)2. verticalThank you for this survey, Maria!Val ;-)----------On Jun 1, 2012, at 1:01 PM, MARIA GALEA wrote:Dear friends all over the globe,Would really appreciate if you could reply to these two questions -1. your sign language?2. preference vertical or horizontal writing?Just to lead the way, my ans would be1. maltese sign language (LSM)2. verticalTHANK YOU!maria------Val ;-)Valerie SuttonSignWriting List moderatorPost Messages to the SignWriting List:SignWriting List Archives & Home Pagehttp://www.signwriting.org/forums/swlistJoin, Leave or Change How You Receive SW List Messageshttp://listserv.valenciacollege.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SW-L&A=1SignWritingRead & Write Sign Languageshttp://www.SignWriting.orgSignPuddle OnlineWrite SignWriting in the Clouds!Documents, Dictionaries, SignMailhttp://www.signbank.org/signpuddleSignWriting WikiWiki-style Articles in Sign Languageshttp://www.signbank.org/wikiSignWriting ListTechnical Support: Ask questions...http://www.SignWriting.org/forums/swlistSignWriting Literature ProjectWriting Literature in Sign Languageshttp://www.SignWriting.org/literatureSignWriting Encyclopedia ProjectsWriting Encyclopedias in Sign Languageshttp://www.SignWriting.org/encyclopediaSignWriting Sponsors ForumHelp Educational Non-Profit Organizationhttp://www.SignWriting.org/forums/sponsorsSignWriting ShopBooks, DVDs, Lessons, Serviceshttp://www.SignWriting.org/shopDeaf Action Committee For SignWritingCenter For Sutton Movement Writinga US educational nonprofit organizationPO Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038, USATel: 858-456-0098 Skype: valeriesuttonSignWriting on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/signwritingSignWriting on YouTubehttp://youtube.com/signwritingSignWriting on Facebookhttp://facebook.com/SignWriting