Hamburg Notation System

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The Hamburg Sign Language Notation System, or HamNoSys, is a phonetic transcription system for sign languages, analogous to the IPA for oral languages.[1] First developed in 1985 at the University of Hamburg, Germany, it is currently in its fourth revision.

Unlike SignWriting and the Stokoe notation, it is not intended as a practical writing system.


  1. ^ Hamburg Univ. page (English) for HamNoSys on the DGS-Korpus (German Sign Language Corpus) website