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I have the book for si5s and have discussed some with Adrean Clark who
wrote the book. Since I am interested in writing sign languages in general,
I figured I might as well find out more about their system.

One major difference between si5s and SignWriting is that si5s is not
interested in being able to record all the details of the signing. Where
SignWriting can be used to be as detailed or as simple as you want, si5s is
intended to be as minimal as possible (or so I understand). In some cases,
you may not be able to be as specific with si5s as you can with
SignWriting. That's an intentional design decision. New symbols are added
only if it is absolutely necessary to be readable. At least, that is how I
understand the approach.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 21, 2013
>
> Hello Bill and everyone -
>
> Yes, the article below had an interesting diagram showing the sign for
> HOUSE written in several systems, including SignWriting, Stokoe, ASLphabet
> (never heard of this one), SignFont and Si5S surprisingly they did not
> mention HamNoSys!
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> Here is the diagram from that article:
> http://allthingslinguistic.tumblr.com/post/43351572497/signwriting-in-asl
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> I think this is a fascinating diagram - eh? ;-))
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> regarding your questions about Si5S I do not know too much about it. Adam
> Frost can tell you more than I can. I have never heard of the middle one
> called ASLphabet - have you heard of that one, Bill?
>
> Val ;-)
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> On Feb 21, 2013, at 9:27 AM, Bill Reese <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>  In reading that post, I noticed something called si5s, which I've never
> seen before.  I would like to study it more - but to do so I'd need to buy
> the book.   That makes me wonder... Is it just a commercial venture or a
> valid attempt to write ASL in a simplified manner?
>
> Bill
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>
> This was sent from my Linux Kubuntu machine! http://www.kubuntu.org/
> On 02/20/2013 08:07 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
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> SignWriting List
> February 20, 2013
>
>  All Things Linguistic: *SignWriting* in *ASL*<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://allthingslinguistic.tumblr.com/post/43351572497/signwriting-in-asl&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgBIAEoATAAOABAv7aViQVIAVgAYgVlbi1VUw&cd=dcY52l9KBdw&usg=AFQjCNEU2Vedt9er5wLfVgGCfvn2ioT4uA>
> *SignWriting* in *ASL* thelegalizeddeafies:  I've been ASLing my whole
> life. In my free time, I study*ASL* linguistics and its structures
> including grammers and rules.
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>  http://allthingslinguistic.tumblr.com/post/43351572497/signwriting-in-asl
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