Signs Found

K.J. Boal kjoanne403 at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 10 04:01:33 UTC 2007

>That is interesting, because it was my understanding that all of the  
>initial base signs for SEE were in fact ASL and then they initialized  
>these base signs to derive words of similar meaning or sound in  English. 
>So it is very possible ... maybe probable that these signs  were ASL first 
>but because of association with SEE and the fact that  SEE emphasized 
>initialization, they were rejected along with SEE  initialized signs.

I believe that's exactly what happened! :-)  Only a few of these 
traditionally initialized signs are still generally accepted, e.g. WATER.

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