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Re: Sign Language?

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, January 17, 2003, 1:18
Sarah Marie Parker-Allen wrote:
> or somewhat independent (like ASL)
ASL is actually related, not to English, but to French Sign Language.
> If so, how would you record it
There is a form of writing that's been devised for sign languages. Like spoken languages, sign languages are based on a finite number of elements. In spoken languages, they're sounds, in sign languages, they're basic hand shapes, hand orientations, movements, posture, etc. IIRC, ASL has a little of 50 of these basic units. Thus, it is possible to create characters for each of these basic units. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42