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Change of language status EGIDS level

Louis Rose, Wed, 2015-06-03 11:09
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Language Status
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Suggested change by Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working on the BIM development team. EGIDS level for BIM is "3 Wider Communication". Please change it from the current status of "5 Developing" Thank you!

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Change of L2 literacy rate

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 12:37
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Language Development
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Suggested change by Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working on the BIM development team. Please change the L2 literacy rate to "est. 70-80% in Malay"

Language Use change

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 12:33
Regarding: 
Language Use
ISO 639-3: 
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Suggested change by Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working on the BIM development team. Replace the text for "Language Use" with the following: "BIM is considered as natural SL and widely used by the Deaf communities. Since 1978, the Ministry of Education has developed KTBM (Kod Tangan Bahasa Malaysia, or Manual Coded Bahasa Malaysia) to be used in public schools. Deaf must learn KTBM, and BIM is not allowed to be used in schools. Deaf children from Deaf families, and those from hearing families who enter Early Intervention Programs, know and use BIM at an early age. Some hearing parents send their deaf children straight to public schools, and these chidlren generally learn KTBM in schools. However, many who have completed schooling and joined the Deaf social groups quickly adopted BIM."

Dialects change

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 12:28
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Dialects
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Suggested change by Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working with the BIM development team. Remove the last sentence from the current text in the Dialects section. It should read: "Variations found in every state, but are mutually intelligible with the possible exception of some places in Terengganu state"

Location update

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 11:52
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Location
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Suggested change from Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working with the BIM development team Location should read: "Scattered throughout Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak"

Population as of 2013

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 11:49
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Population
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Suggested change from Siew Foong Lim (siewfoong_lim@sil.org), SIL member working with the BIM development team Population is 58,706 according to official Malaysian statistics from 2013

BIM acronym commonly used

Louis Rose, Tue, 2015-06-02 11:40
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Alternate Names
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Change suggested by Siew Foong Lim, SIL member involved with BIM development. Suggestion: append (BIM) after Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia as the acronym is commonly used and recorgnized