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

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Result 43 words per minute.





Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb The Age Of Deaf Mutes facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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