Thursday, September 19, 2013

Aborigines preserve hand signs

from a iltyem-iltyem project video
A group of Aboriginal Australian are creating a website dedicated to the hand signs used with speech in their region. The project is called Iltyem-Iltyem or “signaling with hands” and includes hundreds of videos involving five languages. The searchable site should be complete in the next three years and you can see it here. The group's blog showing the progress they've made is here. A sample of one of the videos is posted below.