Tom B asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 months ago

  In what language does a deaf person hear their own thoughts ? ?

5 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    Desire exists before language.  Watch a pre verbal baby trying to get a toy.  Language isn't necessary to think in concepts.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You don't need a language to be able to think

    People who grew up hearing and became deaf later will remember their native language

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago


  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    I know a few deaf people.

    The guy who had hearing but lost it completely by age 50 or so hears his thoughts in spoken English. When he dreams, people are speaking English in a variety of voices.

    The woman who was born with zero hearing and learned to sign as a baby "hears" her thoughts in ASL, although she reads and writes in spoken English, too. They're quite different, almost like two languages.

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The deaf can hear their own vocals by vibration. 

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