Catalan manual alphabet

The Catalan manual alphabet is used in Catalan Sign Language. It is one of the oldest manual alphabets still in use . However, it wasn't officially recognized as one of Catalonia's official languages until 2010, when Law 17/2010, 3 of June, of the Catalan sign language (LSC) was approved by the government.[1] The Catalan manual alphabet is single-handed[2] and is extremely similar to the Spanish manual alphabet.[3] As a result, people who use Spanish sign language can understand approximately up to 80% of the Catalan sign language.[4]

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Catalonian manual alphabet


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  2. "Alfabet dactilològic | Portal de la Llengua de Signes Catalana – Institut d'Estudis Catalans". (in Catalan). Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  3. "¿Qué es la Lengua de Signos Española?". FESOPRAS (in Spanish). Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  4. "Catalan Sign Language". Ethnologue. Retrieved September 11, 2017.

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