Re: Writing a proposal for an unusual script: SignWriting

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun Jun 13 2010 - 07:54:23 CDT

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    On 13 Jun 2010, at 12:25, Jo dm wrote:

    > Sorry for my ignorance but I havent found any reasoning for the existence of SignWriting. In my understanding sign languages are meant to bridge the gap in communication of individuals, at least one of which is unable to either speak or hear the sounds of a spoken language.

    Unfortunately, you're mistaken, dm. Sign languages are genuine languages, not just "mime" for spoken languages. The article at is actually reasonably good at explaining it.

    Michael Everson *

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