Hello Eduardo and welcome to our SignWriting family all over the world. Well to learn to read and write the ABC of the Sign Language in Uruguay should not be a difficult task - smile What we need to support you in doing so is a reference Video - that shows the performance of these hand shapes. Do you know of a internet - video that shows the ABC in your Sign Language? Do we already have a SignPuddle Dictionary for Uruguay. Perhaps you can ask Valerie .... smile! It will take some time to become a good scribe but it is so easy to learn to read SignWriting. There are already some very good tutorials, teaching material... The best way is to start with well known signs (numbers, letter, country signs, signs that explain themselves - to swim, to smoke, to sleep, house, ) Just start to ask questions following the rule: one email - one question -- All the best and a wonderful start with this amazing invention of Valerie Sutton! What is the indigenous sign for "Uruguay" - just hand shape "U" or additional rotation movement? Stefan -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Im Auftrag von Eduardo Trápani Gesendet: Donnerstag, 22. März 2012 17:01 An: [log in to unmask] Betreff: Beginner in Uruguayan Sign Language Hi! I've been taking classes for only three weeks, so you can safely consider me a total beginner in Sign Language. I'd like to use SignWriting for taking notes and to contribute at least the signs for the alphabet in our language. I work as software localizer and SignWriting is also very interesting from that point of view. I hope to keep on learning about it from the existing documentation and the exchanges on the list. Cheers, Eduardo.