Sign languages

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Tue Feb 21 17:05:51 CET 2006

2) Backward compatibility matters.

What exactly do you mean? Nobody's talking about removing the current 
grandfathered tags, or any subtags.


John Cowan wrote:
> Mark Davis scripsit:
>> 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.
> 1) There is some degree of mutual intelligibility, as I noted.  2) Backward
> compatibility matters.

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