Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Follow this link to read a review article about Iltyem-iltyem.com/sign/ Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary   A project of Global Voices Online, Rising Voices aims to extend the benefits and reach of citizen media by connecting online media activists around the world and supporting their best ideas.  

Iltyem-iltyem launch

Iltyem-iltyem launch

The day has arrived, and it’s time to launch iltyem-iltyem. The website is now ready for public view, and contains over 400 clips of sign language material from Central Australia. We hope that this website will support Indigenous people in Central Australia to maintain, teach and learn their sign languages. We hope that the website […]

Iltyem-iltyem masthead and logo

The iltyem-iltyem website will be launched at the Batchelor Institute graduation on 6 September 2013. Here is the website masthead, designed by Ben Foley, with artwork from Jenny Green. Thanks also to Jenny Taylor, for the design concept.

Consultation on Iltyem-iltyem launch

The iltyem-iltyem project is progressing well. We are almost ready to publicly launch the website, which now includes over 400 sign language clips. The project held a meeting this week at Ti Tree with the pilot team and everyone agreed to make all their clips available to the public. This means that people interested in […]

Tinka ‘sand goanna’, ngintaka ‘perentie’

This week we are preparing some Ngaanyatjarra material to put onto the iltyem-iltyem website – from Lizzie Ellis’s recordings. Lizzie is very skilled at explaining some of the subtle differences between signs which may share a similar handshape. One example are the signs for two lizards tinka ‘sand goanna’ and ngintaka ‘perentie’. Ngintaka are enormous […]

Iltyem-iltyem in Land Rights News December 2012

Here’s a story about the Ti Tree sign team who are working on the Iltyem-iltyem project. It appeared in Land Rights News December 2012 edition.

The iltyem-iltyem team are currently grappling with some interesting issues related to the meaning of signs and the ways that sign and speech interact within a ‘sign utterance’ to express a composite meaning. One big question is about how to represent sign polysemy – the multiple meanings that can be expressed by an individual sign. […]

Welcome back Gail Woods

The iltyem-iltyem project is really happy that we have Gail Woods back for a few months, taking a breather from her sojourn at Ilha de Mozambique (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/599). Gail, Jenny Green and Margaret Carew are now madly annotating video recordings, and working with our web designer Ben Foley to get the Iltyem-iltyem website up and running […]

Lizzie Ellis provided a number of signs used by her Ngaanyatjarra family in Tjukurla during her recording session with the iltyem-iltyem project on 16 November 2012. These included a number of family signs, some birds and animals and everyday objects.  One really interesting feature of Lizzie’s session was the importance she placed on certain facial […]

Home based recording studio for sign language, Gail Woods and Lizzie Ellis on the right. Lizzie Ellis reviews her recording footage. Today the iltyem-iltyem project extended its range into the Western Desert language Ngaanyatjarra, spoken around Tjukurla (on the WA side of the border between NT and WA). Lizzie Ellis, Gail Woods and Margaret Carew […]