Requests for new languages/Wiktionary American Sign Language

American Sign Language Wiktionary

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American Sign Language is the natural language of approximately 30 million residents in the United States and Canada. A Wiktionary could include both Sutton SignWriting, Stokoe notation, English gloss, and video presentations for each sign. The primary notation would be in Sutton SignWriting.

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There is a previous request for an ASL wikipedia.. This gets precedence because this is what people want in the first place.. For both projects it must be said that at this time we cannot support SignWriting in MediaWiki. This is the only script that is used to write ASL. Thanks, GerardM 00:05, 15 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, in your second sentence, what does "this" refer to?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:45, 15 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
SignWriting. GerardM 08:13, 15 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
OK, yeah. SignWriting and video are really the only viable methods. I doubt including glosses or Stokoe notations (or anything else, like the Wiktionary-invented markup) is helpful - quite the contrary.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:17, 15 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  • Does anyone know if there are any ASL multilingual dictionaries already? If not, this proposal seems like it would be a lot more useful than an ASL Wikipedia. Do any such translating dictionaries exist? --Yair rand 04:02, 21 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Yes there are.. my question to you is why would it be a lot more useful ? What people need to learn to do is WRITE in ASL. Thanks, GerardM 14:29, 21 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

From the perspective of the Language committee, the project is eligible. However, you there is still no browser support for top-down writing systems, so you can use Sign Writing. If you are interested in making a work group for creating that support, please contact me: --Millosh 03:06, 4 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]