Re: Posthuman Language

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Wed Nov 28 2001 - 11:11:55 MST

> > I once thought about the possibility of a gestural language for
> > probability that would go along with spoken language. For example,
> > holding your hands at a certain height depending on whether you were
> > unsure, sure, or very sure of something. Or holding up a certain number
> > of fingers to indicate how many minutes of explanation you were skipping
> > over in a given statement, with this tactic possibly being useful when
> > forced to give oversimplified statements in a realtime debate or on
> > television.

Existing Ameslan is quite expressive in its use of space, movement,
and other things a written/spoken language cannot be--no need to
reinvent that feature. One frequently expresses degrees of things
by relative spatial position of signs, or perhaps by just signing
more forcefully or flamboyantly.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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