I have a cousin, who’s deaf since birth. She was much younger than me but I don’t know why, when I was little, she likes me so much. Whenever we meet, she would run and hug me. Hehe.
Well we are both grown up now, both of us are married and have kids. She’s in Kunak at the moment and sometimes she would login to Yahoo Messenger and start to chat with me.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand what she’s typing and you can’t blame her. If we type, we would unconciously “read” what we type inside our head but what about her? She never heard how the words were pronounced.
For my part, I try to use direct and I don’t use the word “lah”, “bah” or even short form like “pg” for pergi, “mlm” for malam. Hehe.
So this article titled “In what language do deaf people think?” makes an interesting reading. It will give an insight into their world.
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