Anecdotes of the Deaf Drunken Billy
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
A Deaf Mute's Heroism
About five o'clock on Sunday afternoon several gentlemen s...
The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb
"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are ...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
One of the best educated and most distinguished deaf mutes wa...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
Faith Cometh By Hearing
A deaf and dumb Lady said that the first time she went to chu...
The Entertainments given on Tuesday in the Pavilion by Deaf a...
Rapid Bicycle Travelling
Yesterday week a young man named Sydney Cornwall, of Coventry...
The Little Deaf And Dumb Preacher
In a small town in Germany lived a locksmith and his wife,...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy's Devotion
Under the trees standing by the left bank of the Thames, a...
A Brave Defender
After reaching our encampment (at Jenin in Palestine) our dra...
A Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
Acuteness Of Educated Deaf Mutes
One evening the senior class of girls and boys in a School fo...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
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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