• Language: KNSL
  • Created: 2005
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  • Language family: personal language
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A constructed language by David J. Peterson.

To the best of my knowledge, KNSL is the first sign language invented for personal use (i.e., it's not intended to be an auxiliary language, and it's not naturally occurring).

Language sources: Kelenala, ASL, English, Tok Pisin, Gweydr, Epiq, Moro.

Aside from being a sign language, KNSL (or Kelenala Sign Language, or Hokonala) is supposed to be a speed creole, much like Kelenala. Thus, the entire language is built off of 374 basic signs. The ways in which the signs are combined are fundamentally different from the ways in which the words of Kelenala are combined, though, due to the medium of the language.