Dear marquita

I would like to understand why you choose ASL and not LSM (maltese sign lang) since you are a maltese student and working here in malta. 

Im sure you have your reasons i just cannot help to feel our Maltese Deaf friends could use all the tiny resources we have.

 Im also not sure how you are going to carry out your test. You mentioned testing preference for video vs. Signwriting. Who will carry out the test? If your participants are Deaf Maltese they do not sign ASL and do not understand it. 

Maria



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Subject: Re: For Marquita - ASL Thesis project using SignWriting
From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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April 16, 2013

Excellent, Adam, thank you!

Adam is a teacher of ASL at UCSD (University of California San Diego) and San Diego Mesa College, as well as a linguist -

and thanks also to Charles -

I think you have your ASL grammar lessons for your project, Marquita!

Eyebrows up or down are a part of the grammar - Adam gave you that information below too -

When you create your translation in the translate feature, the signs may not have the eyebrows the way you want them…so in SignPuddle after you have chosen the signs you want in the sentence and push the Update button, you can save the sentence and then after it is saved, under the saved sentence, will appear buttons for editing. Choose "Write SignText" and it will load the sentence into the SignText Editor, where you can add the eyebrows - and then save it again -

Ask questions if you have problems -

Val ;-)

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On Apr 16, 2013, at 11:06 AM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Questions are where things get tricky because they have eyebrow raise or lowered depending on the type. I will go through each of your sentences and try to give some help. Read my comments below.
>
>
> On Apr 16, 2013, at 10:43 AM, Marquita Formosa wrote:
>> Second Sentence
>>
>>   Who is there? SHOULD BE ... Who there?
>
> Yes, "Who there?" would be correct ASL as long as there is lowered eyebrows for both "who" and "there".
>
>> Third Sentence
>>
>>   Do you love me? SHOULD BE ... You love me?
>
> This is also correct if you have raised eyebrows for the signs in this sentence.
>
>> Fourth Sentence
>>
>>   He lives in America SHOULD BE ... He live America
>
> While this is seen in ASL and actually perfectly correct, when taken out of context it might be better to say "He live here America." (assuming that we are also in America. *grin*)
>
>> Fifth Sentence
>>
>>   Today the weather is sunny SHOULD BE ... Today weather sunny
>
> This is fine.
>
>> Sixth Sentence
>>
>>   What is your name? SHOULD BE ... What your name?
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> This is one that gets really tricky. This should be "You name what?" with eyebrows lowered.
>
>> Seventh Sentence
>>
>>   My eyes are brown. Should BE ... My eyes brown
>
> This is also fine.
>
>> Eighth Sentence
>>
>>   Where is my Dictionary SHOULD BE ... Where my dictionary?
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> It should be "My dictionary where?" with eyebrows lowered.
>
>> Ninth Sentence
>>
>>   You are young SHOULD BE ... You young
>
> This is fine.
>
>> Tenth Sentence
>>
>>   The kid is playing SHOULD BE ... Kid playing
>
> This is fine, but just make sure that you use a repeated movement form rather than a singular to show that it is playing rather than play.
>
> I hope that this helps.
>
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your time and with regards to the period I did type the
>> word period but I do not know why the only line which appeared as an option
>> was the one I did in it.
>>
>> Thanks a lot for the correction.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Marquita
>>
>