[Foundation-l] What is on the back of the logo?

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 23:58:22 UTC 2008

Sign languages are discreet languages and SignWriting allows you to write
them. There are MANY sign
there is no way of knowing if this sign exist in any of the 120 othe
sign languages and what it means if it exists.

As to likelyhood to sharing the same sign, American and Danish Sign Language
have their base in the French Sign Language. British Sign Language on the
other hand does not.  I have heard that for really specialised terminology
many signlanguages share the same sign.

NB the reason for choosing ASL is, that they have a request for a WIkipedia
and they hope to show no sooner then October how to make this a reality.

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk>

> 2008/7/25 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > Hoi,
> > I have been told that the top part of the sign can be removed as this
> > combination of signs is rare and is likely to be understood to be word.
> The
> > top part indicates movement and position. So for a big image, it can be
> the
> > complete sign and for a small ball the subset suffices.
> The other question... I understand there's a degree of mutual
> intelligibility between various sign languages, usually at the simpler
> end of things, but varying heavily by language and various factors;
> and that signwriting can (at least in theory) represent pretty much
> any sign language. Is this an ASL-specific sign, or would it be
> understood by, say, an NZSL or BSL reader?
> We probably want to make sure we don't accidentally put up the symbol
> for "lies" in another sign language ;-)
> --
> - Andrew Gray
>  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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