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Re: Origins of ASL and ASL peculiarities

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Thursday, January 24, 2002, 1:27
The alphabet is one handed, and a majority of nonmobile signs in which both
hands had the same shape and placement have been simplified to one handed
signs (eg. cow, horse) and some other signs where the handshapes were
indentical but the placement slightly differed (eg. grandmother,
grandfather) have been simplified by adding movement to the dominant hand
and subtracting the nondom hand.  But there are still PLENTY of two handed


>From: Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...> >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU >Subject: Re: Origins of ASL and ASL peculiarities >Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 00:25:06 +1100 > >On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Adam Walker wrote: > > > There's been a movement toward using the local sign names for places. > > Practically all the signs for nations have been changed in the last >decade. > > Not just the countries that have split, merged or changed official >names. > > ASL has chose to borrow the native name and discard the older names for > > countries. > >ASL is one handed, isn't it? How do they borrow two-handed SL names?
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