|SignWriting List Forum|
Leigh Golston |
Date: Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:11 am
Subject: Re: research paper on sign writing
Is it Ph.D, Dr. van Hoek? I'd like to clear regarding addresing you correctly.
Are you saying that all signed languages have the same phonemic units;
location, handshape, movement, nms and orientation as their foundation for
creating their own unique signs of that language? And then those morphemic
units can be broken down into the phonemic parts, that all signed languages
have, but do not have the same meaning?
Am I getting close?
In a message dated 11/24/01 11:56:18 AM, writes:
<< But this is not claiming that all sign
languages have the same _phonemes_, the same basic stock of "meaningful"
elements from which signs are built; it's claiming that the meaningful
elements in any sign language are composed of the same smaller physical
elements (such as finger positions and so forth) so that any new phonemes
can easily be represented with only modest revision of the existing symbol