Anecdotes of the Deaf A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
Deaf Mutes In The Town And Country
Wilhelmi tried to ascertain by means of his statistics in wha...
An Amusing Story
Here is an amusing story hailing from Munich. During the past...
A Deaf Mute's Gratitude
M. Felix Martin, an artist, deaf and dumb from his birth, ...
United States Of America
The Tenth Census Report of the U. S. of America for 1880 cont...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor At Brussels
A deaf and dumb sculptor named Van Louy de Canter has recentl...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
A Cat Assisting A Deaf And Dumb Woman
The chill wind was moaning, the rain falling drearily, and da...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
A poor old deaf man resided in Fife; he was visited by his mi...
(From The Graphic, May, 1874.)
Messrs. Doulton and Co., wh...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
A Deaf And Dumb Man In The Revision Court
On Thursday afternoon a singular scene was witnessed during t...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good hand speaker
can make or say in one minute?" A deaf mute says, "Take the average
number of letters per word of the English language as five; this is the
number decided upon by the Postal Telegraph department. The average of
the Bible is about 4-1/8."
A good hand speaker can go through the alphabet ten times in one minute.
I have proved this by personally testing several deaf mutes.
The pauses between words occupy the space of one letter each, so we must
deduct one sixth of the whole thus:--
Letters in alphabet 26
Number of times spelt 10
Total letters per minute 260
Deduct about one sixth for pauses 45
Average letters per minute 215/5
Result 43 words per minute.
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