SignWriting List
March 29, 2012

Hello Arthaey and everyone -
This is the first time I have ever heard of a pangram…so I hope others can help you - Can anyone develop a pangram for writing one sign language, such as ASL? That sounds close to impossible to capture all the possibilities, since SW is used to write many languages…so the real way to test what you are developing is to post it here on the SW List and let writers test it…or try writing literature in your handwriting - go to ASL SignPuddle Literature file and search for Cat in the Hat - hat is an advanced story -

Val ;-)

On Mar 29, 2012, at 1:41 PM, Arthaey Angosii wrote:

> Are there any test sentences/paragraphs that are SignWriting pangrams?
> That is, something I could practice writing that has been carefully
> chosen to exhibit all the symbols available (or at least all the
> *classes* of symbols, anyway)? I don't just mean all the handshapes,
> orientations, locations, and movements, but also grammatical things
> like statements/questions/commands, marking something as the topic,
> etc.
> I ask because such a practice paragraph would be great for learners of
> SignWriting. But I also ask because I'm developing my own simplified
> handwriting and want to make sure that the shortcuts I'm taking won't
> paint me into a corner later when trying to write something more
> complex than what I've written so far.
> Thanks,
> Arthaey