Talk:Macedonian Sign Language

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Is this a dialect of Yugoslav Sign Language, the way Slovenian SL is? — kwami (talk) 09:31, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

There is not such information so far. The Macedonian law describes it as normal way of communication in Macedonia equal to the spoken Macedonian but there is not a word about the closest languages. Also, on the web site of the Association of the deaf people in Macedonia, which is the regulatory body, there is not such information. There are some info about the general characteristics of the language, alphabet and simple vocabulary. Of course, these two languages are close as all sign languages, but so far there is not such information that support the idea that Macedonian Sign Language is a dialect of the Yugoslav. Best, --MacedonianBoy (talk) 18:52, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try contacting them directly. — kwami (talk) 21:06, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you can. However, we cannot find any evidence that claim MSL is Yugoslav dialect. As I stated previously, there are similarities between the Balkan Sign languages, but in this case, MSL has been considered as separate one since we cannot read anything about this Yugoslav thesis.--MacedonianBoy (talk) 21:15, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Hm, the alphabets aren't as close as I remembered. — kwami (talk) 22:39, 25 February 2011 (UTC)