thank you for your message and interest in my work /invention – smile
I do not have a facebook account bit I think it is a good idea to share this kind of information via our SW-list forum.
I am not quite sure what you want me to offer...
Yes your are right --- the combination of lipreading patterns and description of what the hands are doing while signing is a very helpful information to read written Singlanguage (=SignWriting) at high speed without too much guessing if the signer moves his mouth while doing his performance. This happens in German SignLanguage all the time.
My students and me ... we are not in the postion to master BSL ... nevertheless we are asked to pronounce and lipread written English words as best as we can...
For this reason we work every day with Mundbildschrift. (see attached ABC and number worksheet)
So my students are on their way to understand the difference in lip-movement if they see the writing of German or English words on the blackboard “bus” or “Bus” or “I” and “i” and “hand” or “Hand” ...
It is a great pleasure to see that they improve to understand the difficulty of lipreading because of the not given 1 to 1 relationship between a “mouthsymbol” and the variety of possible speachsound.
(N, D, T ) ... (G, K , R, ) ...
Feel free to ask for more or other documents if I got it wrong.
The mouthsymbols that go along with signing (Woehrmann`s Speechwriting “Mundbilder in der Gebaerdenschrift”) are quite different. This is alway a source of misunderstanding and irritation. I am sorry for that ...;-)
Ive printed out some of the Lip Pattern symbols for my class.
Are you able to Add the Letters of the alphabet above or below the symbol...
and send by email for printing out and also add to my face book pages so that
I can share with other Hard of hearing and Deaf clubs/ groups on facebook..
I watched your presentation of lip symbols from the Symposium
I would like to share the symbol alphabet with the Lip reading group that is
based here in
I think it would be very beneficial for their learners..
How amazing that you created these to match up with Signwriting
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