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Intriguing ideas here. (I am in process of learning ASL)

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:09:56 +0000, Rik Roots <[log in to unmask]>
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> <...>
> >Two mouths would probably lead to two separate conversations - humans
> >with two heads (and siamese twins with conjoined brains) are known:
> >each mouth seems to belong to a separate individual.
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> A counter-example is provided by deaf sign languages. The DSL used in
> Russia, at any rate, has many signs displayed by one hand; accordingly,
> one can display two signs simultaneously.
>
> I think what you need for two conversation is two *brains*, not two output
> channels (vocal tracts or whatever).
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>
> Basilius
>
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