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.
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