Nanu Nanu
It is no wonder that you find that "Presently the only humans have language argument appears the stronger." since you define language as "the spoken language, and if I must go further, spoken human language."
You are quite right. ASL, while it has grammer, nuance, puns, and words/signs/symbols for complex and non-tangible concepts, does for some reason lack audible speech. hmmm.
You called it a "representation of language" but isn't language a representation in symbols, whether audible, writtten or signed, of objects and concepts? It is a bit like denying that English is a language since it is only a patched together representation of Latin and Greek.
edited for a typo

Last edited by Zed; 06/27/07 12:56 AM.