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From:  Eduardo Gheller Mörschbächer
Date:  Fri Jul 30, 1999  2:45 pm
Subject:  Re: Acronyms for Signed Languages


Dear Valerie...

Well, I think that the acronymous in three letters may cut off some
names of international signed names as LIBRAS and AUSLAN and most of them
may be missunderstood. At least, 8 letters will be wellcome.

About LIBRAS, here have other researchers that support other name for
our signed language called as LSB (Língua de Sinais Brasileira/Brazilian
Signed Language). LIBRAS is "Língua Brasileira de Sinais", slightly
different from LSB. The argue is that we haven't the Brazilian Language
(Língua Brasileira), but the Portuguese Language (Língua Portuguesa) as an
official spoken language. And so, the signed language should be called as
LSB and not LIBRAS. But, LIBRAS sounds appealing.

To stretch into 3 letters, I would rather be LSB than LBR.

Eduardo Gheller Mörschbächer

----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
To:
Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 12:38 AM
Subject: Acronyms for Signed Languages


> July 29, 1999
>
> Dear SW List Members...
> I have an unusual request. As you know, we are preparing an international
> interface for the new SignWriter 5.0 computer program. Someday we hope to
> represent many signed languages in the program, and our programmer asked
me
> to give him the acronyms, or short abbreviations (preferably three letters
> only), for the names of 50 signed languages most likely to use the
> SignWriter Computer Program in the next couple of years...what a question!
> ;-)
>
> So I guessed at 50 possible countries, and I also guessed at the proper
> acronyms...I know a lot of them are wrong...
>
> So I am writing to ask your advice....what are the proper acronyms for the
> following signed languages? I look forward to your responses!!
>
> country1 = Argentina
> Argentinian Sign Language = LSA (based on the Spanish for "Language of
> Signs Argentinian")
>
> country2 = Australia
> Australian Sign Language = AUSLAN (if we need to shorten this, is "AUS"
OK?)
>
> country3 = Austria
> Austrian Sign Language = AGS (based on the German for "Austrian Sign
> Language = Gebaerden Sprache means Sign Language)
>
> country4 = Belgium-French
> Belgian-French Sign Language = LSB (based on the French for "Language of
> Signs Belgique")
>
> country5 = Belgium-Flemish
> Flemish Sign Language = FGS (based on the Dutch or Flemish for Flemish
> Gebaerden Sprache)
>
> country6 = Brazil
> Brazilian Sign Language = LIBRAS (if we need to shorten this, is "LBR"
OK?)
>
> country7 = Canada-English
> American Sign Language = ASL
>
> country8 = Canada-French
> French Canadian Sign Language = LSFC
>
> country9 = Chile
> Chilean Sign Language = LSCH
>
> country10 = China
> Chinese Sign Language = CSL
>
> country11 = Colombia
> Colombian Sign Language = LSC
>
> country12 = Denmark
> Danish Sign Language = DSL
>
> country13 = Egypt
> Egyptian Sign Language = EGSL
>
> country14 = Finland
> Finnish Sign Language = FSL
>
> country15 = France
> French Sign Language = LSF
>
> country16 = Germany
> German Sign Language = DGS
>
> country17 = Greece
> Greek Sign Language = GRSL
>
> country18 = Honduras
> Honduran Sign Language = LSH
>
> country19 = Hong Kong
> Hong Kong Sign Language = HKSL
>
> country20 = Hungary
> Hungarian Sign Language = HSL
>
> country21 = India
> Indian Sign Language = INSL
>
> country22 = Ireland
> Irish Sign Language = ISL
>
> country23 = Israel
> Israeli Sign Language = ISSL
>
> country24 = Italy
> Italian Sign Language = ITSL
>
> country25 = Japan
> Japanese Sign Language = JSL
>
> country26 = Malaysia
> Malaysian Sign Language = MYSL
>
> country27 = Malta
> Maltese Sign Language = MASL
>
> country28 = Mexico
> Mexican Sign Language = LSM
>
> country29 = Netherlands
> Dutch Sign Language = NGS
>
> country30 = New Zealand
> New Zealand Sign Language = NZSL
>
> country31 = Nicaragua
> Nicaraguan Sign Language = LSN
>
> country32 = Nigeria
> Nigerian Sign Language = NGSL
>
> country33 = Norway
> Norwegian Sign Language = NSL
>
> country34 = Pakistan
> Pakistani Sign Language = PKSL
>
> country35 = Peru
> Peruvian Sign Language = LSP
>
> country36 = Poland
> Polish Sign Language = PSL
>
> country37 = Portugal
> Portuguese Sign Language = LSPT
>
> country38 = Russia
> Russian Sign Language = RSL
>
> country39 = Saudi Arabia
> Saudi Arabian Sign Language = ARSL
>
> country40 = South Africa
> South African Sign Language = SASL
>
> country41 = Spain-Madrid
> Spanish Sign Language = LSE
>
> country42 = Spain-Catalan
> Catalonian Sign Language = LSCT
>
> country43 = Sweden
> Swedish Sign Language = SSL
>
> country44 = Switzerland-German
> Swiss-German Sign Language = SDGS
>
> country45 = Switzerland-French
> Swiss-French Sign Language = LSSF
>
> country46 = Switzerland-Italian
> Swiss-Italian Sign Language = LSSI
>
> country47 = Taiwan
> Taiwan Sign Language = TSL
>
> country48 = Thailand
> Thailand Sign Language = THSL
>
> country49 = United Kingdom
> British Sign Language = BSL
>
> country50 = United States
> American Sign Language = ASL
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> Valerie :-)
>
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>
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>
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  Replies Author Date
1615 Re: Acronyms for Signed Languages Valerie Sutton Mon  8/2/1999
1616 Re: Acronyms for Signed Languages Stuart Thiessen Mon  8/2/1999
1618 ISO Should Include Signed Languages Valerie Sutton Mon  8/2/1999

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