The ancient and modern mano cornuta use

Maria Mertzani


The study analyses the iconography of 602 Attic vases where the mano cornuta appears, and parallels its themes to the meanings of 110 Y-handshape signs of three sign languages: the American Sign Language, Brasilian Sign Language, and Greek Sign Language. The examination demonstrates mano cornuta to be the etymon of cognate signs among the three sign languages. 


Resumo: O estudo analisa a iconografia de 602 vasos áticos, onde aparece a mano cornuta, e paraleliza seus temas com os significados de 110 sinais com a configuração de mão Y, em três línguas de sinais: em Língua Americana de Sinais, em Língua Brasileira de Sinais e em Língua Grega de Sinais. O exame demonstra que a mano cornuta é o étimo dos sinais cognatos entre as três línguas de sinais.


Mano cornuta, American Sign Language, Greek Sign Language, Brasilian Sign Language, Attic vase iconography

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