Originally Posted by rockdrummer
Correct, I have always been talking about words. You brought syntax into the conversation. I didn't mean for this discussion to be about ASL vs MCE vs English. It's about why are there so man MCE's and the signs for words which are different between the MCE's and ASL. I never intended this to be about syntax. That said, I do understand that conversations evolve but I am trying to keep in on track. I do appreciate your input and I was only trying to point out that it's not a fair comparison. If we are talking about syntax then maybe it would be but again, I am not comparing the syntax of ASL to that of English.
Then explain your interest in MCEs. It sounds like that you are thinking that one of those MCEs should replace ASL. If it is just words, what is wrong with ASL?
“The problem is not that the (deaf) students do not hear. The problem is that the hearing world does not listen. “- Rev Jesse L. Jackson ( American Civil Rights Activist, Minister)