Sign languages

Mark Davis mark.davis at
Wed Feb 22 19:59:38 CET 2006


Michael Everson wrote:
> At 17:59 -0800 2006-02-20, Mark Davis 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".
> Not if you simply note that "sgn-" does not imply a genetic relationship.
>>  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.
> Do you all understand this distinction?

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