Sign languages (was: Re: additions to ISO 639 and the IANA
language subtag registry)
everson at evertype.com
Tue Feb 21 09:58:48 CET 2006
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?
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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