Good morning André,

 

it has been so much fun to meet you and Valerie in the „Open Office“ ...chatroom. And well – talking about different aspects of SignWriting, having exchange about episodes of the history and development of SignWriting is really a good source to clarify questions and to focus on actual projects....

One interesting idea has been that thanks to the generosity of Valerie and her ability to share and to discuss her ingenious invention with the world so many  people in different countries got and took the chance to get credits in the academic world ...and to earn money while working with her invention. Do not know whether this idea is clear enough within our SW-family. I think this aspect deserves to be mentiones at least twelve times a year ... smile.

 

 

Browsing through old files I found this art of piece that shows again one option to encourage students and newcomers to improve their skills while working as a scribe --- creating ne entries in any given dictionary.

 

 

This kind of colourfull picture shows lots of different SignWriting-symbols and the students are asked to identify and to look for them in the SignWriter program (at that times this has been the SW44 DOS Programm)... Now you can do this job with several other programms as well ;-))

 

They get familiar with the categories and with the place where to find the given symbols in the “SignWriting – cupboard”

 

Have a great day

 

Stefan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von André L
Gesendet: Montag, 23. März 2015 03:10
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Betreff: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, André ;-)

 

Thank you for this little jem!  Indeed, the Volleyball animation can be used to introduce many SignWriting symbols.
 
I was curious to learn more about the Albanian experience when I logged in Skype, so I like watching your interaction today.
From this day, I learned 2 things:
a) The funny animations have a strong pedagogic effect.  Children want to add SignWriting to them.  Children have a purpose.  It motivates to learn the software.
b) LipWriting has a side effect.  By reading LipWriting in Albanian you could speak Albanian from a deaf perspective!  You animate cross linguistic experiences.
It may be nice to share this with the list or the symposium...
 
SignWriting is very exciting, it is a priviledge to participate in the birth of a written language (I feel like woking with the Phenician whom invented the alphabet!).
 
Also, I realize that this year I should learn more about delegs (with your symposium presentation) so when asked in Québec, I can present this software that supports LSQ.
 
So I was a great day.
 
André Lemyre
 
 


Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:58:36 +0100
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Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, André ;-)
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Hello André ;-),

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... and good luck with all your ongoing projects. It is so much fun to see your enthusiasm about SignWriting ... well and believe me – I can understand what is on your mind ... big smile

 

As  a little birthday present I would love to share the Volleyball – animation. As you can see it is an interesting combination of expressive and receptive writing within one document.  

 

Many years ago my three sons and me myself loved to play around with all the symbols of the good old SignWriter DOS programm and designed many, many pictogramms. While doing so we got so familiar with this process of looking for symbols and arranging them in the sign-window that we really achieved a high level of competence working with the SignWriter DOS programm.

 

With this knowledge it became easy to create more and more entries as the scribe.

 

Hope you have had a nice day.

 

All best

 

Stefan

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