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 (SJM, or Signed Polish), which is often used by interpreters on television and by teachers in schools. System Językowo-Migowy
Manual alphabet [ edit ]
Polish Sign Language uses a
one-handed manual alphabet based on the alphabet used in Old French Sign Language. However, the language itself derives from German Sign Language.
References [ edit ]
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Polish Sign Language". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog 2.2
External links [ edit ]
Sign languages by region
American Sign Language
Extinct sign languages
Sign-language names reflect the region of origin. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region. For example, French Sign Language originated in France, but is not related to French.