A fun and fascinating look at how language evolves - via the ASL community.

A fun and fascinating look at how language evolves - via the ASL community. The demos are fun, but what is fascinating is the discussion about how the Deaf community arrive at a consensus on what a new word looks like.

The various sign languages around the world and Esperanto must be just about the only languages on Earth where there is so much conscious thought about how the language evolves.
http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/internet/168477-internet-american-sign-language

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  1. Fascinating post Rob Masters​ my brother is partially deaf and English is not our first language so it always amazes me how he learnt to speak it so well

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