|This is cool. The linguists here in Brazil are doing the same thing. We are trying to justify some "nonce" signs, but when there are words, not just name signs, we keep them, so far. |
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--- On Mon, 4/22/13, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Handshapes used in ASL
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Date: Monday, April 22, 2013, 11:10 AM
I am doing it because Val and I have been talking about making a handshape symbols book only for ASL. This will be taken from the complete SignWriting Handshapes manual that we did a couple years back.
On Apr 22, 2013, at 1:28 AM, maria galea wrote:
Interesting study Adam! -this is precisely what I did for maltese sign language. I also did the frequency counts for the
puddles of other languages to gauge how frequently symbols are used and to show that the spellings of signs tend to vary at times with little changes in handshapes (and this may show that the different choices of similar but not exact handshapes is phonetic not phonological)
Can I ask why you are doing this? Will you be writing something about it - if so, and if there's time, I will include your work in my work..