In what language do deaf people think? - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Dec. 10th, 2010
01:37 pm - In what language do deaf people think?
The sign language most commonly used in the U.S. is American Sign Language, sometimes called Ameslan or just Sign. Those not conversant in Sign may suppose that it's an invented form of communication like Esperanto or Morse code. It's not. It's an independent natural language, evolved by ordinary people and transmitted culturally from one generation to the next.
I had no idea Sign was a natural language. I've always thought that it was an invented language, like Esperanto.