thailand isan history
does a spanish deaf community exist?
If so why don’t we hear about it?
There’s a deaf community in every nation. and “sign language” is in every language.
Deaf History – History of Sign Language
From Jamie Berke,
Your Guide to Deafness.
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How a language of gestures came to be
American Sign Language has been around for a long time. But who invented it or or how did it come to be?
ASL’s European Origins
What we call American Sign Language actually has roots in Europe. One version of its history has it beginning in Italy. It is also known that in the 18th century, the Abbe De l’Epee of France developed an early form of sign language that contributed to American Sign Language.
There are at least 23 sign languages in Africa, according to Nobutaka Kamei in The Sign Languages of Africa (2004). Some have distributions that are completely independent of those of African spoken languages. At least 13 foreign sign languages, mainly from Europe and America, have been introduced to at least 27 African nations; some of the 23 sign languages documented by Kamei have originated with or been influenced by them.
Adamorobe Sign Language (ADS) (Ghana)
Algerian Sign Language
Bamako Sign Language (in a school in Mali)
Bura Sign Language — Nigeria (PDF link)
Chadian Sign Language
Ethiopian Sign Language
Franco-American Sign Language — a pidgin observed in Cameroon and elsewhere in West and Central Africa.
Gambian Sign Language
Ghana Sign Language (GSE)
Hausa Sign Language (HSL) — Northern Nigeria (Kano State)
Kenyan Sign Language (KSL)
Malagasy Sign Language — Madagascar
Mbour Sign Language — Senegal
Namibian Sign Language
South African Sign Language (SASL)
Tanzanian Sign Language
Tunisian Sign Language
Uganda Sign Language
Zambian Sign Language
Zimbabwe Sign Language
American Sign Language (ASL)
Argentine Sign Language
Bolivian Sign Language
Brazilian Sign Language “Lingua Brasileira de Sinais” (LIBRAS)
Chilean Sign Language “Lenguaje de Señas Chileno” (LSCH)
Colombian Sign Language (CSN)
Costa Rican Sign Language (LESCO)
Cuba Sign Language
Ecuadorian Sign Language
Honduras Sign Language “Lengua de Señas Hondureñas” (LESHO)
Mexican Sign Language “Lenguaje de signos mexicano” (LSM)
Nicaraguan Sign Language “Idioma de Signos Nicaragüense” (ISN)
Quebec Sign Language “Langue des Signes Québécoise” (LSQ)
Peruvian Sign Language
Providence Island Sign Language
Uraguayan Sign Language
Urubú Sign Language
Venezuelan Sign Language “Lengua de Señas Venezolana” (LSV)
Yucatec Maya Sign Language
Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
Ban Khor Sign Language — used in the Isan region of Thailand.
Chinese Sign Language “中国手语” (CSL)
Filipino Sign Language “Philippine Sign Language” (PSL)
Hawaii Pidgin Sign Language
Hong Kong Sign Language “香港手語” (HKSL)
Indo-Pakistani Sign Language
Indonesian Sign Language
Japanese Sign Language “日本手話” (Nihon shuwa), (JSL)
Kata Kolok — used in Bali
Laos Sign Language
Korean Sign Language
Malaysian Sign Language “Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia” (BIM)
Nepal Sign Language
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
Penang Sign Language (used in Malaysia)
Selangor Sign Language (used in Malaysia)
Sri Lankan Sign Language
Taiwanese Sign Language (TSL)
Tibetan Sign Language
Thai Sign Language
Vietnamese sign languages (Hanoi Sign Language, Ho Chi Minh Sign Language, Haiphong Sign Language)
Austrian Sign Language “Österreichische Gebärdensprache” (ÖGS)
Belgian-French Sign Language “Langue des Signes de Belgique Francophone” (LSFB)
Brazilian Sign Language “Língua Brasileira de Sinais” (LIBRAS)
British Sign Language (BSL)
Bulgarian Sign Language
Catalan Sign Language (or “Catalonian Sign Language”) “Llengua de Signes Catalana” (LSC)
Croatian Sign Language (Croslan) “Hrvatskog Znakovnog Jezika” (HZJ)
Czech Sign Language “Český znakový jazyk” (CZJ)
Danish Sign Language “Tegnsprog”
Dutch Sign Language “Nederlandse Gebarentaal” (NGT), also commonly known as “Sign Language of the Netherlands” (SLN)
Estonian Sign Language “Eesti viipekeel”
Finnish Sign Language “Suomalainen viittomakieli” (SVK)
Flemish Sign Language “Vlaamse Gebarentaal” (VGT)
French Sign Language “Langues des Signes Français” (LSF)
German Sign Language “Deutsche Gebärdensprache” (DGS)
Greek Sign Language “Ελληνική Νοηματική Γλώσσα” (GSL)
Hungarian Sign Language “Magyar jelnyelv”
Icelandic Sign Language “Táknmál”
Irish Sign Language (ISL)
Italian Sign Language “Lingua dei Segni Italiana” (LIS)
Lithuanian Sign Language “Lietuvių gestų kalba”
Maltese Sign Language “Lingwi tas-Sinjali Maltin” (LSM)
Northern Ireland Sign Language (NISL)
Norwegian Sign Language “Tegnspråk” (NSL)
Polish Sign Language “Polski Język Migowy” (PJM)
Portuguese Sign Language “Língua Gestual Portuguesa” (LGP)
Russian Sign Language “Russkii Zhestovyi Iazyk”
Spanish Sign Language “Lengua de signos española” (LSE)
Swedish Sign Language “Svenskt teckenspråk” (TSP)
Swiss-French Sign Language “Langage Gestuelle”
Swiss-German Sign Language “Deutschschweizer Gebärdensprache” (DSGS)
Turkish Sign Language “Türk İşaret Dili” (TİD)
Valencian Sign Language “Llengua de Signes en la Comunitat Valenciana” (LSCV)
Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL), Southern Israel
Israeli Sign Language
Persian Sign Language
Jordanian Sign Language Lughat il-Ishaarah il-Urduniah (LIU)
Kuwaiti Sign Language
Saudi Arabian Sign Language
Turkish Sign Language “Türk İşaret Dili” (TİD)
Historical sign languages
BANZSL – ‘Parent’ language of which BSL, Auslan, and NZSL can be considered dialects
Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language
Old French Sign Language – Parent language of many sign languages
Old Kent Sign Language
Auxiliary sign systems
Australian Aboriginal sign languages
Baby Sign – using signs to assist early language development in young children.
Baseball Sign – a method used in baseball and softball to communicate strategic plays without the opponent knowing
Contact Sign – a pidgin or contact language between a spoken language and a sign language, eg. Pidgin Sign English (PSE).
International Sign (previously known as Gestuno) – an auxiliary language used by deaf people in international settings.
Makaton – a system of signed communication used by and with people who have speech, language or learning difficulties.
Monastic sign language
Plains Indian Sign Language
Tic tac – a traditional British system of communicating betting odds at racecourses.
Signed modes of spoken languages
For a more extensive list see Manually Coded Language. This page lists only those MCLs with pages on Wikipedia.
Cued Speech – a hand/mouth system (HMS) to render spoken language phonemes visually intelligible.
Fingerspelling – alphabetic signs to represent the written form of a spoken language.
Manually Coded English
Signing Exact English (SEE2)
Bahasa Malaysia Kod Tangan (BMKT)
Warlpiri Sign Language
thailand isan history
ALEX THE ALLEY CAT
an avant-garde rock fantasy adventure love story of tragedy to triumph
Bali Lau Entertainment recently completed an imaginative HD original art aficionado musical feature production debuting at the Cannes Film Festival May 11th-21st, 2011.
Writer-director Tom Gunn stated, “I consider the ALEX THE ALLEY CAT movie a rock fantasy/reality adventure, as it contains a unique blend of assenting thoughts, with a hint of Thai political clarification, a rift of human demeanor, and a candid view of betrayal, lust, and greed weaved through a love story of tragedy to triumph.” World artist Shadawmon performs a tour-de-force in keeping a dramatic thread throughout the presentation, filmed on location in Southeast Asia. Cambodian born Yawapah Benchakhum co-stars as the beautiful Ms. Right, ‘Giup’, with Vietnam’s Thi Nhu Trang Doan from Hanoi as ‘Jin’.
The essence of this story is a fairly common occurrence for some foreigners seeking Asian wives, and who end up meeting less sincere ladies primarily interested in gleaning their money.
“It’s not the norm, as such, nor was it my intent to produce a film that besmirched Thai ladies; rather, to shed light on how some situations play out, blending an entertaining array of fantasy, human emotion, and reality conveyed through songs, narrative, live action, and visual effects.” The Alex the Alley Cat story is one of values, and the inevitable need for ethics, inasmuch as our values lead to our attitudes, which directly affect our behavior.
In the story, the main character Jah portrays the straight forward yet vulnerable aging American musician seeking true love, contrasted by his alter ego evil twin, the Alex The Alley Cat persona who in essence represents hordes of foreigners who come to Thailand intent on meeting young ladies in bars, yet have no clue to the history of this country, the culture, or the rationale behind the girls’ plights.
In recent years, a multi-billion dollar tourism business has emerged in Thailand, and at least part of the explanation the establishment is benefiting so remarkably is because of the vast accessibility to an abundance of poor young Thai women from Isan in effect coerced into prostitution by the political environment and economic circumstances. Young ladies come to the city bringing a wisp of hope to their families for sustenance, if she successfully finds a ‘good husband.’ Generally, this translates to an older foreign man.
“There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ex-Vietnam veterans who never went home, and married here, and are quite happy. In the story, the thread of the Vietnam vet with PTSD was tailored after a gunnery sergeant I met here from Alabama. He has a pretty fair income from his VA disability benefits – enough to support his Thai wife of many years, and her entire family, very well,” said Gunn.
“World news wires were buzzing this time last year surrounding the political turmoil on the streets of Bangkok. This is because the northern Isan Thai people (Red shirts) were overtaken by the elite ruling class Chinese-Thai (Yellow shirts), which created relentless social injustice and economic imbalance.
“Nevertheless, I, too, chose to make Thailand home for numerous reasons, as I brought in a complete complement of state-of-the-art HD film equipment, and set up an independent production company. Most people have no idea how much film production is going on from the international community. The Weinstein Brothers (The King’s Speech Oscar winner) opened major studios and sound stages in Bangkok recently, and Technicolor has state of the art post production facilities and film labs that serve much of Asia.
“The Alex The Alley Cat movie will initially be released on Amazon ‘downloads’ and the iTunes store in the US after its debut at the Cannes Independent Film Festival May 11th-21st, 2011, yet I believe there is a substantial global audience for the film, as it as has a rather cerebral theme, with philosophical overtones appealing to thinkers and art cult aficionados, who can grasp to the depth vs. earthiness of the story concept, interwoven with musical content and lyrics.
“Certainly, themes involving betrayal, lust, and greed are not limited to Thailand by any means; yet statistically, few are creating musical based avant-garde movie productions wherein the lyrics express the story-line to such a divisive topic.
“Hopefully, more independent filmmakers, with a variety of compelling stories and fascinating themes, will gain heightened exposure through the new digital distribution technology – (VOD) video-on-demand, web, IPTV, HDTV, and satellite-cable pay channels now available.
“The Alex The Alley Cat movie contains a myriad of fascinating scenarios and exotic locations filmed in Southeast Asia with state of the art (VFX) special visual effects. The film is partially based on a true story.”
A Limited Edition HD Home Theater DVD release is now available on www.paradisemoon.com (DVD & photo synopsis).
HD cinematographer, film producer, and composer, Tom Gunn has an esteemed record of honors and achievement in film, television, music production, and international communications, earning a 1989 Emmy Nomination for Best Editing for a Warner Bros/Hallmark Hall of Fame/Viacom production, and several Top 100 Billboard Picks as a writer-publisher.
What are some great historic temples to visit in Thailand?
You would have an answer a long time ago if you did a little “self help” by using a simple Google check. A Google check will ALSO give you directions on “how to get from ??? to ???” type questions.
Wouldn’t be better for you to ask for temples in or near the cities you will be visiting? Unless you intend to hunt down any temple suggestion you get.
I like the Phimai Wat. Located one hour from Korat. Bus from Mochit bus station can take you to Korat. But more tourists go to Ayudthaya.
Many travel guides on Thailand (which you can check out of a library for free) usually have sections on the “things to see and do” and history backgrounds.
Traditional Thai Isaan Wedding
Uploaded by raywicknyc on May 25, 2009
Traditional Thai Wedding in Isaan Buriram Village
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