Sign languages (was: Re: additions to ISO 639 and the IANA language subtag registry)

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Feb 21 14:42:09 CET 2006

Michael Everson scripsit:

> > Much better would be "xxx-signed", etc.
> This is only applicable to one class of signed language. And Signed 
> English using BSI is a very different thing from Signed English using 
> ASL or ISL.

An excellent point.  I think we have to leave the signed spoken languages
alone for now.

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