SignWriting List
August 8, 2013

Thank you very much for this message, Madson, for your video, and for the work you are doing to update and simplify your writing. I love your newly updated web site…congratulations on accomplishing so much!


I too, as you mentioned, need to update the logos and icons on my old web pages too (over 3000 web pages since 1996). I am a little slow but I am trying to improve a few icons each day...

Writing systems evolve and simplify with use…and writing the Position of Contact and eliminating unnecessary single Touch Stars is one way to simplify writing…We are also not using the Simultaneous Line as much as we used to - the little curved line that connects Movement Arrows is not necessary now because we are "assuming" same-time-movement" unless otherwise written...

I love Nancy Romero's ASL Bible Dictionary. It is a very good example of simplified writing. Thank you, Nancy, for showing us a wonderfully easy-to-read style of writing. Reading your Bible translations are easy because of your simple writing style:

ASL Bible Dictionary

ASL Bible Books

I am really happy to see that someone updated the sign for HOUSE in the ASL Dictionary Puddle.

Sign for HOUSE,9959&sTrm=house&type=any&sTxt=&sSrc=&

I just took a screen capture of it - It is attached below...

The simpler writing is just as clear and has fewer symbols… Very cool - whoever wrote this!!  Thank you -

Val ;-)


On Aug 8, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Stephen E Slevinski Jr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Madson,

Very nice video.  Thanks for keeping us posted.


On 8/8/13 3:05 PM, Madson Barreto wrote:
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Hi List!

The SignWriting evolved considerably since its creation.
More and more people are using this writing.

Yesterday we update our Website ( and
Facebook Page ( with a big update
like Valerie is doing on her web sites:

We remove touch star on all signs that have just one contact
and hands are already close enough to show that they are in contact,
include our logo for Libras Escrita.

See below:

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This shows the Evolution to Simplified SignWriting... smile

We made a video for teaching this update.
This video show how everything in life evolves becomes simpler:
the things, the language, the writing... the SignWriting too evolves...

See the video:

Have a nice day!

Madson and Raquel Barreto