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Ziltoid (@lorenzo)    1 year, 3 months ago

If one was deaf since birth, what could be the language he or she possess in their thoughts. Are their minds silent or do they think of a language different from what the general population speak?

0 votes, posted 12.30.2012 at 7:19 pm
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Anonymous (@)1 year, 3 months ago ago

Think of what ASL is based on…gestures. Think of how we (I’m assuming you’re not deaf) sub-vocalize, and then see if you can imagine how meanings may be processed differently.

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Alex (@alexishungry)1 year, 3 months ago ago

@lorenzo, They think visually and in feelings. They aren’t able to think in a language at all except for possibly reading something, because their brains have no experience of hearing/speaking any language at all.

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