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I usually absorb the words as I read. I don't heard the words although I could speak. When I write, I would fingerspell the word if I have trouble remembering how it should be spelled. It seems that my hands have a better memory than my brain. If I read a fiction book, I would try to visualize the story. The characters in my mind, aren't deaf but they don't move their lips as I know that the author is not writting about deaf people.
I have noticed that the deaf people are better at spelling than some of the hearing people but they can be lousy at grammar because of heavy usage of ASL. Hearing people do misspell if they phonetically spell 'hear' as 'here' (or vice versa), etc. A deaf person will have a hard time understanding what that hearing person was writting (especially if the deaf person doesn't speak at all). The reaction is exactly the same in a hearing person who had a hard time understanding what a deaf person was writting if he uses ASL grammar. I can understand what the above hearing person wrote but my reading will slow down alot as I tried to figure what he meant phonetically. I can understand a deaf person's ASL writing but I would have to picture him signing those words to me, in order to understand what he was saying.
As for praying, I either sign in my mind or thinking the words.
I used to dream in sign-language (or gestures of those who don't know sign-language) when I was a child. Now I dream in telepathy in place of gestures.
Posted:10/5/2005
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Christy , SE, MI, United States , Deaf
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