dewell at adelphia.net
Sun Feb 26 08:25:41 CET 2006
John Cowan <cowan at ccil dot org> wrote:
>>> Now we can either treat sgn-US and the 20 other registered tags as
>>> sui generis, or we can extend the pattern to the other national-
>>> scope sign languages, and treat the "minority" sign languages
>>> differently, either as sgn-xxx or as just xxx. I proposed the
>> I thought you had proposed the latter. I'm glad I misunderstood.
> Oops. What I propose is actually the second of the three
> possibilities mentioned: sgn-XX for national sign languages, sgn-yyy
> for non-national ones.
Then I must respectfully disagree. We are bound by history to honor
"sgn-US" for American Sign Language (and likewise for 21 others). We
are not bound to perpetuate this model for all other sign languages
identified by a country name.
Fullerton, California, USA
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