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gender-variant sign languages

From:Matt M. <matt_mcl@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 23, 2002, 6:23
> And I heard that Irish sign language has two forms. One for men and one > for women !!! True?
I'd heard this is true of sign language in Quebec, due to the gender-segregated church-run system in place in the fifties: the boys learned ASL and the girls learned QSL, or vice versa, or something. Matt