Anecdotes of the Deaf 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 Deaf Mute's Beautiful Answer
The Rev. R. Stewart says: "I knew of a gentleman who went to ...
Heroic Conduct Of A Deaf And Dumb Girl
On Tuesday last an inquest was held by Mr. Michael Fullam,...
How To Save The Rates
In a vast majority of cases where the deaf and dumb are allow...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
A Happy Death Bed
Not long ago there died in the county Wexford, in Ireland, a ...
A Deaf And Dumb Girl's Dream
(WRITTEN BY HERSELF.)
I had a dream on the 26th of January...
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Florence B----, a little girl in the Deaf and Dumb Institutio...
Grace Annable was deaf, dumb, and blind, and although her for...
A Deaf And Dumb Clergyman
Among those who were ordained deacons on Trinity Sunday last ...
A Thought Of The South Sea Islanders
Among some of the islands of the South Sea the compound word ...
An Interview With Laura Bridgman
We presume most of our readers will have read of Laura Bri...
A Mate For Laura Bridgman
Hetty Hutson lives in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvan...
Half A Score Deaf Mutes
On Tuesday evening last the Stamford Corn Exchange was crowde...
Canon Farrar With The Deaf And Dumb
The Washington Post gives an account of Canon Farrar's vis...
A Russian Deaf And Dumb Youth's Reply
A young Russian, of great talents, though deaf and dumb, who ...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
Corot And His Pupil
Corot the Artist had a deaf and dumb pupil. The young fellow ...
Comparative Numbers Of The Sexes Of Deaf Mutes
In all countries where statistics have been compiled, the num...
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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