Hi Val, André L. and everyone,
André L., I can be a reviewer of the SW LSQ picture dictionary. But if you develop the bilingual (SW LSQ-French) dictionary based on the alphabetical order like in English or in French dictionaries (a, b, c, d, e,…), I don't think that the Deaf students will use it because they don't know enough French words and won't be able to look them up in the bilingual dictionary (for example, LSQ photos and French dictionary (Dewar, Roy and Bourcier) and LSQ photos, pictures and French dictionary (RESO).
I believe that a paper or PDF SW LSQ dictionary does not exist on the SW web. However, a Deaf teacher and I are developing a SW LSQ and French dictionary that is not based on the traditional bilingual dictionaries or on the alphabetical order. Deaf students can look up (SW) words directly in our SW LSQ dictionary. For example, a Deaf student looks up the sign for ‘CHAT’ (CAT) because he knows the word ‘CHAT’ in his first language (i.e. the LSQ) but he does not know the French word for ‘chat’ (cat). He looks it up in our dictionary, looks for handshape 9 based on numeral orders (1-10) like SignPuddle. For example, the group 9 includes F, G, L, Q, 9, open-9… (ASL manual alphabet). He finds it. There are four different locations: 1) from the top of the head to the neck (with contact symbols), 2) from the shoulder to the leg (with contact symbols), 3) from the upper arm to the hand (with contact symbols), and 4) neutral space from higher to lower (without contact symbols). He finds the head with a brush symbol in group 9. Finally, he finds a SW LSQ for ‘CHAT’ (CAT) and looks at the French word for ‘chat’ (cat). Some Deaf students often use our SW LSQ-French dictionary at the school. We are still working to add new signs in our dictionary.
André L., a Deaf teacher will meet you soon. She will show you our dictionary. You will learn how to look up words directly in the SW LSQ without using the alphabetical order from French in our dictionary. Maybe, we could work with you to improving our dictionary. I inform you that a Deaf teacher and I do not have a good computer. I think that you have a better computer. But I may be wrong!!!