Polish Sign Language

Polish Sign Language

name=Polish Sign Language
nativename=Polski Język Migowy

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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