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From:  Michael Everson
Date:  Sat Aug 28, 1999  10:05 am
Subject:  Re: question to linguists...


Ar 14:49 -0400 1999-08-27, scríobh William McGruder:

>Personally, I feel that calling the separate Signs by any word with "phono"
>or any other variation of "sound" trivializes the validity of Sign Languages
>as languages. That's just my opinion, though.

On the other hand, it emphasizes their basic linguisticity. Anyway, we call
them "languages", and that's tongue-based to. I wouldn't want to see them
renamed ... uh, "manages".

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