Polish Sign Language


Polish Sign Language

language
name=Polish Sign Language
nativename=Polski Język Migowy
familycolor=Sign
states=Poland
signers=?
iso2=sgn-PL
iso3=pso

Polish Sign Language ("Polski Język Migowy", PJM) is the language of the Deaf community in Poland. Its lexicon and grammar are distinct from the Polish language, although there is a manually coded version of Polish known as "System Językowo-Migowy" (SJM, or Signed Polish), which is often used by interpreters on television and by teachers in schools.

Manual alphabet

Polish Sign Language uses a one-handed manual alphabet based on the alphabet used in Old French Sign Language.

External links

* [http://lo13.univ.szczecin.pl/sosw/polski/palcowka/palcowka.htm Polish manual alphabet]
* [http://www.pzg.org.pl/zgpzg/zgpzg_about.htm Polish Association of the Deaf] official website
* [http://www.pzg.org.pl/sc/sc_historia_ig.asp History of Polish Sign Language]


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