Feb. 6th, 2012

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It looks like I'll be running a class on (at least one) manual alphabet(s), and I'm wondering what you would want to know.

Lots on the historical background and not so much on the actual alphabets (in which case, it'd be the forebearer of modern one-handed fingerspelling)? Or do you want a brief run down on the history, and information on lots of different alphabets (Starting with Bede's fingercounting cipher, up to the 17th century Digiti Lingua and the first two-handed manual alphabets used today in Australia & New Zealand)? Something in between? A focus on their use as mnemonics? in early education of deaf children? Their use in religious orders?

Let me know!

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