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Re: Sign language

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Thursday, May 1, 2008, 13:49
--- Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
> Though it's worth noting that the most famous - > Martha's Vinyard - had > IIRC common examples of *hearing* people > communicating with each other > in ASL, not just it being used where hearing status > required it.
MVSL was NOT ASL. It was a likely source of some of the features of ASL that differ from LSF, but MVSL was a different language, though I've found little documentation of what the language was like I have found the speculation that it was a decendant of a presumptive Old Kentish Sign Language due to Kent being the homeland of the first Deaf on MV and documentary evidence of a high rate of Deafness in certain parts of Kent. Adam Ed ñavisud in junu suñu pera nun regrediri ad ul Erodu, regrediruns ad il sustrus provinchi peu'l via aurra. Machu 2:12


Sai Emrys <sai@...>