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Perhaps they think in raw concepts and mental images, rather than relying on sub-vocalization
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Probably this
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I don't really know, though
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It also begs the question of how did Helen Keller write her book!
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Well, she eventually learned multiple languages
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i didn't know that, that's interesting
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It really is! First she learned sign language by feeling her teacher's hands, and eventually she learned to actually speak in multiple languages (she would feel the vibrations of her voice, and receive feedback from her instructor as to whether she was doing it right or not). It's a very fascinating story, and worth looking up sometime!
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it makes me feel so ungrateful having all my senses...

I definitely should take some time to look into that, that is amazing!
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My undergrad major was languages and linguistics and I spent a year in a PhD program studying linguistics--interesting question!
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:)
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sign
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Doing the literal thing of course, but it is structurally different from English in any case
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This question made me wonder... why isn't there a comedy movie about a person who went deaf 20-50 years ago, who then regains their hearing and is completely unable to communicate since English had changed so much over that time?
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Boy by golly this is gonna keep me up at night
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nohearinsese
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they don't think
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Sign language.
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