|SignWriting List Forum|
John Hill |
Date: Sun Jan 10, 1999 7:11 pm
Subject: Re: actors
On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Bill Reese wrote:
> "grapheme", huh? Interesting visual equivalent of a phoneme. Could we
> say that sign writing has signemes? :-)
William Strokes already considered a term for phonology in signed
languages, he called it cherology and cheremes are phonemes for sign
languages. "Chere" or something like that is a latin word for "hand".
However, we still use the term phonolgy or phonemes when we study ASL
since that we had defined the term to mean the study of the smallest
constrastive parts in a language.