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Why are sign languages considered to be natural rather than constructed languages?

Linguists consider sign languages to be natural languages. Surely they had been invented/constructed at some point in time by someone. So why are they not categorized as constructed, but as natural ...
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What notation do constructed sign languages use?

What notation do constructed sign languages use? Many well-known big sign languages (such as ASL) have their own form of notation, but that notation is very specific and may not be able to express a ...