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Re: visual languages

From:Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 6:30
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 09:50:31 +0000, Peter Bleackley
<Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:
>I have heard that British Sign Language has a topic-comment grammar. >Regions of space can be designated as pronouns. Here's an example, using ><angle brackets> to indicate a sign. > ><region1> <cat> ><region2> <mat> ><region1> <sit> <region2> > >"The cat sat on the mat". > >Pete
American Sign Language does this. They use left and right as pronouns. I don't know if they can (grammatically) use more than two pronouns at once.