how do you communicate with someone who was born blind and deaf, and how did they learn braille. Those are some of the questions that keep me up at night
@D0N RAM0N, they use tactile signing. Feeling the movement of the sign
@stephanie96, I know, but how do they teach them, like the meaning of words and stuff like that
@D0N RAM0N, i don't know exactly but i guess they have ways lol
@stephanie96, What if they are just a deaf, blind, armless person
@D0N RAM0N, Water Helen, water
@D0N RAM0N, I'm actually an interpreter for the deaf. Naturally deaf (born deaf), as opposed to acquired deafness, don't think in a language. While we make think about the word 'ball', naturally deaf people will just think of the object itself, in this case a ball. You might think "it's dark outside" and the naturally deaf will just think of the idea of darkness.
@D0N RAM0N, I know for Helen Keller, the lady that taught her finally broke through when she took her to a water spout and stuck her hand under it, when Helen felt the water the teacher made the sign for "water" and it finally clicked. Helen finally understood what the signs meant and was able to progress from there.
@D0N RAM0N, with Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, her teacher would sign Helen a word (by pressing the sign language word/letter into Helens Palm) and then let her feel the object. Such as the famous moment when she signed Helen "water" and then put Helens hands under running water so that she would understand 👌
@D0N RAM0N, watch literally any movie about Helen Keller. It will tell the story of how they taught her. Or, you know, google it.
@AraragiKoyomi, that seems like a more, effective way of thinking.
@ReeseBobby, in my mind, it is. I also believe sign language is a better means of communication than any spoken language. In spoken language, we just have noises with an object/action/idea attributed to said noise. However, with sign language, most often you describing what it is with you hands. For example, if I said "bottle" you would think of a bottle not because the item is inherently a bottle, but because you learned that when speaking of this item, we refer to it with the noise "bottle." Whereas with signing, to say "bottle" you make the shape of a bottle with your hand, with your hand cupped like you're holding a glass and as you raise your hand, your fingers come in closer shaping the bottleneck.
@D0N RAM0N, watch "the miracle worker"
@D0N RAM0N, ever hear of hellen keller?
I'm sickened, but curious
@Beelbo Baggins, reference ID=117119
@Beelbo Baggins, repost!
'Goes to deaf guy' "WHAT LANGUAGE DO YOU THINK IN"
@Bro, "You gotta talk to him slower"
Whichever one you were taught to read in.
@Aperture Employee, but how do you hear it in your head?
@Aperture Employee, I looked it up. Apparently, they either think in sign language, or in whatever language is used by they people they're around, but using their own pronunciation for the words.
@Aperture Employee, what if you were Helen Keller?
@ archiethesailor, Yup. But not a sound, or the visual of the language. It's like how you feel the moves of a dance with your eyes closed, Deaf individuals think in the feeling of the movements of the language. I dreamed in sign once, when I was really far in an Interpretation course. It was... Odd. But really cool.
Thats actually a mindfvcking thing to think about
They think in pictures, I can move on now.
I'm too late so no one will read this but basically the way language works is its a bunch of symbols that come together and mean something tangible or an idea. So if you think about it the language you think in is just a bunch of various sounds. The way someone who uses sign language is they would think in the sign as those motions and hand symbols become the words and letters for them
*brains splattered on the ceiling*
If you're born deaf and have schizophrenia, what language are the voices?
I asked my dead friend this. He thinks in sign language, like a movie.
@Jman1001, is he undead
Whatever language you learn to read in?
that took me a full 5 minutes to realize the answer
This meme is always so easy to answer. These should be mind blowing not a simple question like that. Deaf people see the words or signs in their head.
I read somewhere that if your born deaf you can't grasp language to form complexes ideas and are considered mentally challenged, could be wrong though.
@Nemesis9o9, seriously, bro? They're exactly the same, they just can't hear. The only time that might happen is of they're not taught from a young age in a way they understand.
If you're born blind, what would dreams be like if you've never seen anything or anyone before?
@DrSeaMen, deaf people dream about sounds.
Pligganese is he default. Reset yourself to factory settings and you'll understand.
@Pong, that literally made me laugh out loud
*hits stronger blunt* Yes.
According to top linguists, we rarely think actual thoughts in any language, but rather in pictures and images.
@liquidmetal13, I've heard this as well, but as an amateur linguist I disagree. In conscious thought I almost always use words. I simply can't imagine a concept without the word attached to it.
You think in sign language
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Probably the language you are visually taught...
Anyone else hate that this stupid "hits blunt" crap is replacing the lizard meme?
Cuniform? Hopefully that is spelled right.
Isn't that why mimes exist?