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.
Ed ñavisud in junu suñu pera nun regrediri ad ul Erodu, regrediruns ad il
sustrus provinchi peu'l via aurra.