Writing systems for sign language


Image above: ASL written by Jolanta Lapiak

Is there a writing system that represents a signed language? Signed language always has its potential until the emergences of a few writing systems in the early 21st century.

There are about 6800 languages in the world (Grimes 2000), yet a small percentage of these have their writing systems. The majority of them is an oral tradition. Like the majority of spoken languages around the world, sign language had no written form until a recent time.

Related posts

ASL writing at handspeak.com

Resources

Clark, Adrean. "ASLwrite." www.aslwrite.com

si5s. www.si5s.org