Hi Val & Adam,
Congratulations on this amazing work. It reminds me of the tip of
the iceberg. There is so much work that came before this book
that isn't visible, but this book would have been impossible
without all of the ground work that came before it.
It is a very fun book to look through. I love how it is based on
actual usage, rather than opinion. I might have to open up the
symbol frequency reports to see how often the different hand
shapes are used. It is very interesting.
Thanks for the mention on page 2. I am proud that I was able to
encourage your work.
On 8/15/13 4:56 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
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August 15, 2013
Hello SignWriting List!
We have a new book to share with the world.... Adam Frost
used SignPuddle Online (www.signpuddle.org
search to see how many hand symbols were used to write American
Sign Language in the ASL Dictionary, ASL Literature and ASL
Bible databases, and through that process, 86 hand symbols were
chosen. This is out of the 261 hand symbols in the entire
International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA 2010) (http://www.signbank.org/iswa/
So here is the new book, free for download:
NEW BOOK: American Sign Language Hand Symbols Manual
Available in four formats:
PDF, PowerPoint, Keynote and a Printed Book
Thank you, Adam! And I hope you all enjoy the new book ;-)
PS. It is very similar to the International Hand Symbols
Manual…just a smaller book…