Hawaii Sign LanguagePrint
8b (Nearly extinct).
Creole Hawai‘i Sign Language (CHSL). Not related to American Sign Language (ASL) [ase] or any other known sign language, less than 20% probable cognates with ASL (2013 J. Woodward). Most elderly Deaf use a mixture of HSL with ASL, a variety termed Creole Hawai‘i Sign Language (Clark et al 2016).
SOV (SVO in CHSL), noun-first in noun phrase, verb precedes negative, sentence-final question words. No evidence of classifiers in HSL, but some in CHSL.