SignWriting List
May 16, 2015

Hello Adrean, and welcome to the SignWriting List!

I admire too! ;-)

Thank you for your kindness towards me. It was very nice of you to tell me about ASLwrite on Facebook, and I enjoyed visiting your web site...

We can help each other by telling the world about the need to write sign languages, and why that is important. Many signers do not realize that sign languages are written languages.

SignWriting is 41 years old, and other sign language writing systems existed back in the 1800’s…In fact, I would assume there were others even earlier in human history…probably since the beginning of the human race.

I like a phrase that Maryline wrote:

“Vocal languages have hundreds of writing systems. Signed languages may have dozens, but we share similar goals…Writing languages has value no matter what the language.

Thanks to you both for joining the SignWriting List!

Val ;-)


On May 15, 2015, at 12:57 PM, Adrean Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

It's wonderful to see different writing circles working together! I admire the calligraphic aspect of SMYLE, it appeals to the artistic senses. Looking forward to more updates!


Adrean Clark

Author and Artist

On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
SignWriting List
May 15, 2015

Dear SignWriting List -
Maryline Pierrat came to visit us on May 2nd, 2015 - it was an amazing visit!

Maryline Pierrat is the inventor of the SMYLE writing system for sign languages, from France:

My parents, Adam Frost, Maryline and I had a great time eating lunch out on our deck. It was hot and sunny and lovely weather - a treasured memory ;-)

Of course, we discussed writing sign languages…We discussed the fact that vocal languages have hundreds of writing systems. Signed languages may have dozens, but we share similar goals…Writing languages has value no matter what the language...

To start, here is Maryline’s report in French...Thank you, Maryline, for this report…

Compte rendu du voyage à San Diego Du 30 avril au 05 mai 2015

A small excerpt from the above report is below

Double objectif 
1 - Au MENSA MIND GAMES : Participer en tant qu'invitée au Mensa's Mind Games qui est un des concours de jeux de plateau les plus respecté aux Etats Unis, afin de collecter des informations quant à la pertinence de la présentation au MENSA Mind Games 2016 du jeu des Editions Patte d'Ourse : HAND IT ! Jeu de sensibilisation à la communication gestuelle: premier pas vers la pratique de la langue des signes pour toutes et tous. 

Le but étant de présenter ce jeu en tant que prototype à tester à Chicago en 2016 pour ensuite le faire concourir au Mind games de 2017 (localisation encore inconnue à ce jour). 

Prendre contact avec des professionnels du jeu de société aux Etats Unis et prospecter des développeurs potentiels pour le Wiki Signaire International. 


Photo 1 : Adam Frost (enseignant de langue des signes américaine, ASL à l'Université de San Diego) 
et Maryline Pierrat (inventeure de la Signographie Manuscrite Yaelle, Auteure de jeux de société LSF) 
à l'entrée du Mind games à San Diego le 02 mai 2015

Read this entire report in PDF:

Thank you Maryline!

Thank you again for your visit, Maryline - It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to more contact and collaboration -

Val ;-)



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