SignWriting List
September 7, 2013

Thank you Nancy and Maria!

Good to know that Terry Joyce asked for this ASL sentence ;-)

For those on the List who may remember a discussion we had about single Touch Contact stars before  - notice Nancy's writing does not include single Touch Contact stars -

After writing much of the New Testament in ASL, this has been a natural evolution, to simplify the writing for readers who are reading thousands of pages of text - and I really mean thousands - the Gospel According to John alone is close to 500 pages and that is only one book… visit to read most of the New Testament in ASL...

Val ;-)


On Sep 7, 2013, at 5:13 PM, maria galea <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Nancy!
Thank you ever so much for your prompt reply with the sentence!! I forwarded your sentence to Terry Joyce the researcher who has asked for an ASL sentence. I'm sure he will be very grateful for it. 
You must be the most fluent SignWriter on the globe! 
God bless you and your work!!

On 8 September 2013 01:56, Romero <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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Here's an example of an example:

Facial expression eyebrows up, index finger points down 2x (This)
Fingerspelling for ASL
2 horizontal lines for a pause
Sign for AMERICA (fingers intertwined, making a small horizontal circle)
Sign for SIGN (2 index fingers travel in vertical oblong circle, alternating)
Sign for LANGUAGE ( "L" handshapes facing floor moving outward while rotating)
2 horizontal lines for a pause
Sign for SHOW (flat left hand, right index touching palm of L hand, both move forward together twice)
Sign for WRITING (flat L palm, R hand as if holding pen moves diagonal on floor plane, 2x)
Sign for WITH (2 "A" handshapes together, baby fingers toward the floor
Sign for SIGN (shown previously)
Sign for WRITING (former sign for WRITE with zigzag writing movement. This is only one variation)
2 horizontal lines for a pause
Fingerspelled S and W (another way to sign SIGN WRITING)
Thick horizontal line for the end of the sentence.

On Sep 7, 2013, at 4:41 PM, maria galea <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear list members particularly ASL users,

A friend of mine who happens to be a linguist in the field of writing systems of the world is hoping to include the mentioning of SignWriting as a writing system of the world, and he has asked if someone could translate the following sentence into ASL SignWriting:

"This is an American sign language example written with SignWriting "

If you could add sign-to-meaning correspondences, syntactic factors, and lexical selection considerations would be helpful for him.

Thank you! It would be great if SignWriting makes its way into the academic field of writing systems, so thank you very much for helping out with this (i can't do it myself, because I'm not an ASL user)

best regards to everyone!