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From:  James R Womack
Date:  Sun Aug 8, 1999  12:45 pm
Subject:  Re: proper names


On Sun, 8 Aug 1999 13:05:12 +0100 Michael Everson
writes:

> But say a person speaks only English, and doesn't sign. What do you
> want that person to call the sign language of Nicaragua when speaking
> English?

> Darlene wrote:

> >Thanks so much for saying to leave to Deaf communities to make
> decision with the proper names. It is Deaf's languages that we need to
make
> our own decisions So, for America....American Sign Language (ASL) is a
true
> language.

> You can't expect English speakers to call Nicaraguan Sign Language
> "Idioma de Se Q s de Nicaragua". What would you do if Welsh Sign
Language
> existed? You couldn't expect people to call it "Iaith Gymraeg
Arwyddion,
> IGA", could you? Surely "Japanese Sign Language, JSL" is preferable to
"Nihon
> Shuwa" in English.

If it ain't don't fix it.

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> o/ James Womack \o ,
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1649 Re: proper names Angus B. Grieve-Smith Sun  8/8/1999

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