Sign languages (was: Re: additions to ISO 639 and the IANA
language subtag registry)
dewell at adelphia.net
Tue Feb 21 05:18:36 CET 2006
Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:
> I agree with Doug's comments. The use of "sgn-xxx" was never a
> particularly way of tagging, since it implies that there is some level
> of shared comprehension between "sgn-xxx" and "sgn-yyy". Much better
> would be "xxx-signed", etc.
You don't mean that. "sgn-xxx" is for so-called "pure" sign languages.
"xxx-signed" is for signed implementations of spoken languages. There's
a big difference between American Sign Language and Signed Spoken
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