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June 5, 2013

Hello Natasha!
You make a good point - the dictionary is probably the better place for it. Can you give us some examples of idiomatic translations that you have already placed in the ASL SignPuddle dictionary? - I was not sure where to look...

Val ;-)

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On Jun 5, 2013, at 6:08 AM, Natasha Escalada-Westland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Many of these signs don't include idiomatic translations in the Sign Puddle 
> dictionary. For some, I have gone back and copied the sign in the dictionary, then 
> added English words and phrases to expand the definition of the previously 
> entered sign in the past.  This helps my ASL students to find a sign when they try 
> to look it up.
> 
> I am also interested in creating an easy reference for common ASL idioms and 
> phrases.  So you suggest this be done in the literature puddle rather than the 
> dictionary Val?  Figuring out how to index something for someone else to find later 
> as needed is sometimes a challenge :-)
> 
> Natasha Escalada-Westland
>