SignWriting List
June 19, 2013

Hello Maria!
I am glad you will be mentioning the ASL Bible in your dissertation, Maria.

I agree - The ASL Bible is remarkable. I believe Nancy is only 5 books away from completing the entire New Testament, translated from the NLT in English to ASL and written in the SignWriting Script. We hope to complete a new design of the web site this summer, that includes all the new work, but right now this web site has a lot of documents -  it can take days just to download all the work that is there right now:

or just go to the ASL Bible on SignPuddle:

ASL Bible*

and start counting the books written -

There are a lot!

Val ;-)


On Jun 19, 2013, at 11:02 AM, maria galea <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I was just writing a section in my dissertation about the expanding SW literature - and that saying there is not enough written data is no longer an acceptable excuse for avoiding serious academic and linguistic investigation into the development of SignWriting for specific it is Great to receive this email - i will be quoting you Adam!
Do you have an exact number of books that have been written so far in the ASL bible puddle?
Well done Nancy and the team!

On 19 June 2013 18:44, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
SignWriting List
June 19, 2013

Hello everyone on the SignWriting List -

Thank you, Adam, for the message below about the two ASL Bible files in SignPuddle Online.

And a special thank you to Nancy Romero for writing so many books of the Bible, and to Ron Dettloff and his team at the Deaf Shores Church in Michigan who are also writing from ASL videos, and to Steve Slevinski, for helping us split the one large file into two files, and to Adam Frost for always helping me with every detail!

I love the title of your message, Adam - "The Puddle that became an Ocean" - what a lovely poetic way to explain that the truly historic and amazing ASL translations of the Bible, written in the SignWriting Script, by Nancy Romero and also Ron Dettloff's church members, has grown to such a large SignPuddle file, that the file had to be split into two files.

To find the two files, I have expanded the SignPuddle directory area on the web, in the ASL directory, to include icons for the two ASL Bible files. Here is a screen shot of the ASL directory. You may have to refresh your browser if you have visited recently:

ASL SignPuddle Directory


On Jun 19, 2013, at 7:58 AM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Several of us (both on and off this list including Valerie, Steve, Nancy Romero, and myself) have been working hard to face an issue of a SignPuddle that became an ocean. I am referring to the ASL Bible in SignPuddle. The Puddle had to be split into two in order to handle to size in a more manageable way. At the moment they are as followed:

ASL Bible Dictionary

ASL Bible

I know that there are still several background issues that I hope will be solved in time, but I hope that to the everyday person just reading these files won't experience too many problems.