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February 7, 2011

In France, Juliette Dalle, a teacher of Deaf children, has done research teaching Deaf children SignWriting, using color to mark the right and left hand. Recently, Shane found a link for a video featuring Juliette presenting her research...Here it is:

http://www.curiosphere.tv/video-documentaire/42-citoyennete/104984-reportage-lsf-lexperimentation-du-sign-writing

Thank you, Juliette, for this video!

and thanks again Shane, for finding it for us -

Val ;-)

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On Feb 7, 2011, at 10:09 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> February 7, 2011
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> QUESTION:
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> On Feb 2, 2011:
>> Hello!
>> There is one thing I was wondering about ; I  sign  with my left hand, and the the writing is made for right handed persons. I haven't read enough to know if the inversion in writing can pose a problem in the understanding. As a left handed person I would, for example,automatically inverse the place of the dark side on the drawing on the hand  flat  : I would put It on the left side rather than on the right side. I would also, on the drawing of the hand with finger, put the stick representing the thumb on the right side. It trouble me much when I m trynig to learn. Is the inversion accepted?
>> I go on descovering the Sign Writing. I will surely rewrite. Have an nice day!
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> ANSWER:
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> Thank you for this message and your question....
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> Go right ahead and write left-handed signing - no problem!
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> It is accepted to write either way.
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> Writing left-handed signing or right-handed signing - BOTH can be written in SignWriting and there is no problem reading it...
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> Just as there is no problem in real life...when you look at a left-handed signer or a right-handed signer - we can all understand each other, whether we are signing to each other, or reading it in SignWriting...
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> In our formal SignWriting documents, we choose to write right-handed signing, because most signers are right handed, so that is our standard way of publishing...but we do have some publications written in left handed signing -
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> Right now you notice this more, because you are new to SignWriting, but later it will become less important until you get used to reading it either way -
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> I have more to tell you about left-handed and right-handed signing next message...
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> Val ;-)
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