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Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There are fonts for ASL finger spelling, which are
> just pictures of the hand positions, but these don't
> function at all like what I have in mind, since they
> are really just an alternate alphabet for spoken
> English.  To begin with this culture might draw
> similar pictures of a person making the gestures, but
> in time it would seem the set of symbols might become
> standardized and simplified so that instead of having
> thousands of gesture pictures they would have a few
> dozen gesture "letters" to spell each gesture with.
>
> Now the interesting question:  Assuming a humanoid
> race with two hands of four fingers and opposable
> thumb, one head, two eyes (no ears) and some kind of
> breathing and eating openings in the front of the
> head, what would such an "alphabet" (or "symbolary" or
> "gesturary") look like?

Probably like this: http://signwriting.org/


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