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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Jul 31, 1999  2:03 pm
Subject:  Re: Acronyms for Signed Languages


>I found a list
http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/families/Deaf_Sign_Language.html
>
>Can`t imagine that you can simply take these acronyms for Signed Languages :
>Look at Germany, Austria and so on.
>
>Stefan W rmann

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Thanks, Stefan, for this url. I visited the page, and it is an extensive
list. Many thanks!!

But you are also correct that their acronyms are not ones that are always
used in the countries themselves. As you mention above, their acronym for
German Sign Language is GSG, but I know you told me that DGS is what you
use in Germany?

And they list Austrian Sign Language as ASQ...that seems unusual. I wonder
what that is based on?

Valerie :-)

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