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Sign Lanuage (was Strange voices)

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 13:25
>LOL. I seem to remember (was it from Carlos Thompson?) that Colombian Sign >Language or some other sign languages from South >America was OSV or OVS (can't remember exactly).
Sign language in the can be situationally OVS. In normal conversation, to emphatically ask for a specific book, one might sign: /book there book want I/ or to clarify a request /tea want tea you/ with raised eyebrows or /what want you/ frowning during signing "what". Formal ASL in a classroom is of course much more standard, but conversational ASL is much more fluid re: structure. _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*