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From:  Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa
Date:  Thu Jan 14, 1999  10:49 am
Subject:  Re: Notation Systems


Hi,

Let me tell you my completely unexpert opinion on that point:

>But back to the subject of other systems. The other day I was talking with
>a linguist, and the linguist used this term....SignWriting is a "practical
>orthography", and HamNoSys and other systems are "linguistic
>orthographies". So we discussed this together, and I think that is an
>>interesting way to describe the differences.

I feel HamNoSys is a system for writing "about" sign languages, while
SignWriting is a system for writing "in" sign languages.

Cheers,

Antonio Carlos

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