Sign Languages and early 639 standards

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 6 21:01:55 CEST 2008

Chris Cox scripsit:

> the absence of sign languages until 639-3 has IMO nothing to do with
> recognition as languages but to do with the requirement for proof of some 50
> published works in the language to qualify for a two or three letter
> representation and name.

The works need not be published.  See for details.
It would be easy to find five institutions which among them hold 50 or
more videos with sign-language content.

There is no real going back.  Though I          John Cowan
may come to the Shire, it will not seem         cowan at
the same; for I shall not be the same.
I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth,
and a long burden.  Where shall I find rest?           --Frodo

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