Friday, 4 October 2019

Hawai i-sign




Hawai,i,Sign,Language.

Hawaiʻi,Sign,Language,HSL,,also,known,as,Old,Hawaiʻi,Sign,Language,,is,an,indigenous,sign,language,used,in,Hawaiʻi,Although,historical,records,document,its,presence,on,the,islands,since,the,1820s,,it,was,not,discovered,until,very,recently,by,linguists,at,the,University,of,Hawaii2,It,is,the,first,new,language,to,be,discovered,within,the,United,States,since,the,1930s4 Although,previously,believed,to,be,related,to,ASL,5,the,two,languages,are,in,fact,unrelated6,It,was,found,that,eighty,percent,of,the,vocabulary,of,the,Hawaiian,Sign,Language,differs,from,that,of,American,Sign,Language,,proving,HSL,a,distinct,language,from,ASL,However,,since,the,1940s,ASL,has,almost,fully,replaced,the,use,of,HSL,on,the,islands,of,Hawaii4 HSL,,discovered,in,2013,by,language,researchers,,is,an,undocumented,language7,Spoken,by,very,few,people,,HSL,is,at,risk,for,Extinction,due,to,its,lack,of,speakers,and,the,majority,of,the,deaf,population,having,adopted,the,use,of,ASL8,With,only,30,speakers,worldwide,,HSL,is,eight,percent,critically,endangered9,Hawaiian,Sign,Language,is,categorized,as,"nehawaii,i,sign,language,Hawai,i,Sign,Language

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