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SignWriting List
April 10, 2015

Hello Machado, Alex, André, Steve, Nancy, and everyone -

I am not sure I can answer your question exactly as a software developer would answer, but let me tell you about the complete New Testament and some of the Old Testament written with SignPuddle Online using SignWriting, written by ASL interpreter Nancy Romero…

There are also other projects too, such as the Shores Deaf Church translations, headed by Ron Dettloff, and others, which we can discuss next, but for right now, let me focus on Nancy’s work…

The complete New Testament is now written in ASL, and this was accomplished by one amazing ASL interpreter who dedicated a complete decade of non-stop work to translate from the English New Living Translation, into ASL, and then write it in SignWriting using SignPuddle Online. Nancy Romero wrote the complete New Testament in ASL. Then Nancy created PDF documents from the SignPuddle documents and those PDF documents are located on this web site:

ASLGospel.org

I still need to post some of Nancy’s PDFs on ASLGospel.org so you will see some are not live links yet, but they are coming…but the entire New Testament is written nonetheless…and you can read all the documents in SignPuddle Online.

Go to:

ASL Bible Books
http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/searchword.php?ui=1&sgn=151

I believe that Nancy created these documents by using Steve’s Translate feature in SignPuddle, accessing this dictionary:

ASL Bible Dictionary
http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle2.0/searchword.php?ui=1&sgn=28


So how does Steve’s SignPuddle Translate feature work? By knowing the gloss of the sign that you want, and writing the translation in a word-gloss, in the translate tool, and then creating the documents in ASL in SignWriting based on that word gloss -

The sentences were written by adding all the signs needed in the dictionary, and then the translation was based on the glosses that represented the signs that were written in the dictionary -

So in a way, yes, glosses were used - but it is the end result in SignWriting that matters to the reader - no one is reading the glosses -

and not everyone composes sentences that way - but I believe that glosses were used in this case...

Val ;-)

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On Apr 10, 2015, at 2:07 PM, Machado <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

As I have mentioned in Alex's thread, I'd like to append to my inquiry a question to the list: 

Is there any of you guys using gloss-based SL texts. Does anyone know about some "large*" corpora available in that format? 

*large... or else :-) 

Best 
Machado

Machado

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Machado <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello, 

I have noticed for year now we have a very rich set of gospels and other christian bible boks abailable in ASL in signwriting.org website. I wonder if I could have access to an SWML-encoded transcript. 

I am investigating how comparable is the entropy of writen Sign Languages compared to written spoken languages. So, what I need are source texts available in more than one language(at least one of which should be a sign language). 

Does anyone knows if those bible books are available in an SWML encoded file or if there is other pairs of text available in SWML that i can refer to a parallell text in any written spoken language? 

I appreciate any ideas or suggestions

Best

Machado

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
SignWriting List
April 3, 2015

Dear SignWriting List:
We are close to announcing the new SignMaker 2015 for iPad, iPhone and computer desktops. It will be announced hopefully by the end of next week.

But we need your help …

We want to have the user interface available in as many spoken languages and sign languages as possible…

Today, I am writing to ask for the spoken language translations of the terms listed below. We would love to include as many spoken languages as possible.

Can you send us, here on the SignWriting List, the translation of these terms in your spoken language?

Many thanks for your help… all languages are welcome ...


PLEASE TRANSLATE THIS INTO YOUR SPOKEN LANGUAGE:

language: 'English',
    signtext: 'SignText',
    signmaker: 'SignMaker',
    lastPage: 
    nextPage: 
    prevPage: 
    firstPage:
    moveLeft:
    moveUp: 
    moveDown:
    moveRight:
    copy: 'Copy',
    mirror: 'Mirror',
    center: 'Center',
    delete: 'Delete',
    rotateCCW: 'Rotate -',
    rotateCW: 'Rotate +',
    selectPrev: 'Select Prev',
    selectNext: 'Select Next',
    undo: 'Undo',
    redo: 'Redo',
    fillPrev: 'Fill -',
    fillNext: 'Fill +',
    variationPrev: 'Variation -',
    variationNext: 'Variation +',
    placeOver: 'Place Over',
    clearAll: 'Clear All',
    clearEntry: 'Clear Entry',
    updateEntry: 'Update Entry',
    saveNewEntry: 'Save New Entry',
    deleteEntry: 'Delete Entry',
    signLanguage: 'Sign Language',
    spokenLanguage: 'Spoken Language',
    sameSymbols: 'Same Symbols',
    sameSymbolsLocation: 'Same Symbols Location',
    sameSymbolsSorted: 'Same Symbols Sorted',
    baseSymbols: 'Base Symbols',
    baseSymbolsLocation: 'Base Symbols Location',
    baseSymbolsSorted: 'Base Symbols Sorted',
    pngImage: 'PNG Image',
    svgImage: 'SVG Image',
    preferences: 'Preferences',
    system: 'System',
    size: 'Size',
    line: 'Line',
    fill: 'Fill',
    download: 'Download',
    grid0: 'Grid 0',
    grid1: 'Grid 1',
    grid2: 'Grid 2',
    blackOnWhite: 'Black on White',
    whiteOnBlack: 'White on Black',
    colorful: 'Colorful',
    reloadDictionary: 'Reload Dictionary',
    emptyDictionary: 'Empty Dictionary',
    restoreDictionary: 'Restore Dictionary',
    exportDictionary: 'Export Dictionary',
    editTab: 'Edit',
    dictionaryTab: 'Dictionary',
    searchTab: 'Search',
    moreTab: 'More',
    top: 'Top',
    previous: 'Previous',
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