Finger Spelling

Sign language is every bit as interesting as audio languages (eg, part four in this post) and MKB has just posted HOW TO: Spell with your fingers in different languages¬†which contains a number of interesting launching points, including eight finger spelling charts – including for British, American, Russian and Japanese alphabets. Recently it’s also come up in a film titled Project Nim, about a chimpanzee that learnt to sign. Luckily, the Language Log questions the premise of the film.