Anecdotes of the Deaf Grace Annable
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
Pictures By Deaf And Dumb Artists In The Royal Academy 1876
No. 1301. "Despatches." T. Davidson.
" 30. "...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
Cleansing From Sin
Matthew Jones, a poor deaf and dumb boy, once wrote the meani...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
Dumb For Two Years
Two years ago, says the Auburn Advertizer, George Scott, one ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor At Brussels
A deaf and dumb sculptor named Van Louy de Canter has recentl...
The Deaf And Dumb In Texas
Deaf and Dumb men have a poor chance in Texas. One of them we...
Probable Numbers Of The Deaf & Dumb
There is an increasing desire on the part of the various Gove...
A Supposed Lunatic In Derby
At the Borough Police Court this morning, a man, who said ...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
A Deaf & Dumb Boy's Remarkable Dream
William Brennen, aged about fourteen and a-half years, hav...
The Coming Mayoralty
The state coach for the Lord Mayor elect will be furnished by...
What would any of us be without education? By education, I me...
Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition For 1880
John S. Rennie Reid, a young Aberdeen lad, now resident in Ed...
The Bachelor Of Science
A fact without precedent has just happened at the Sorbonne. A...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
The Earl Of Shaftesbury
At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at w...
A Deaf And Dumb Sexton Robbed
George E. Fischer, the deaf and dumb sexton of the St. Mary's...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
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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