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Sign Language Phonetic Alphabet

Date Submitted: 07-Feb-2011
From: Justin Jornd
Subject: Sign Language Phonetic Alphabet
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Notice: Is anyone aware of a used and practical phonetic alphabet for sign languages?

I know of Stokoe's phonetic alphabet, but I'm concerned about the merging of handshapes for the purpose of minimizing the number of symbols used. I know there are more in depth ways of of analyzing and writing descriptions of sign, but I'd rather transcribe an utterance instead of GLOSS or interpret.translate.

Thank you for any information you can give me concerning this.