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Deaf and dumb people talk with signs.
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Deaf people talk using sign language.
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Deaf-mute people talk using sign language.
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Sentence #326477

eng
Deaf-mute people talk using sign language.
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ces
Hluchoněmí se domlouvají znakovým jazykem.
ces
Hluchoněmí se dorozumívají pomocí znakového jazyka.
cmn
聾啞的人用手語說話。
聋哑的人用手语说话。
lóng yā de rén yòng shǒuyǔ shuōhuà 。
deu
Taubstumme unterhalten sich, indem sie die Zeichensprache verwenden.
deu
Taubstumme Menschen unterhalten sich mit Zeichensprache.
fra
Les personnes sourd-muettes parlent en utilisant la langue des signes.
jpn
聾唖者は手話で話す。
聾唖(ろうあ) (しゃ)手話(しゅわ)(はな)す 。
spa
Los sordomudos hablan usando la lengua de signos.
tur
Sağır-dilsiz insanlar işaret dili kullanarak konuşurlar.
epo
La surdmutuloj parolas, uzante la gestolingvon.

Comments

JimBreen
2010-03-23 12:53
@nickyeow I made the English match the Japanese better. Is the Chinese still OK?
sysko
2010-03-23 14:47
In that case if you want nickyeow to be warned, you should post on the chinese sentence :) for the moment an email warining is send only if you're the owner of the main sentence or if you has posted a comment on it
JimBreen
2010-03-24 00:51
Yes, it's a problem with having comments related only to one of a set of linked sentences.
nickyeow
2010-03-24 09:28
I've edited the Chinese sentence. Thanks for notifying!
sacredceltic
2010-08-29 15:36
Actually, it is dumb people who do. Not all deaf are dumb.
Quazel
2011-09-24 10:14
The japanese sentence specifies it's deaf and mute people who talk with sign language.
Just specify death make traductions kind of weird...
sacredceltic
2011-09-24 10:23
Yes, over one year later, this sentence is still as stupid as it was : Most deaf people don't use a sign language. Only dumb people use one...
JimBreen
2011-09-24 11:21
I think I was hasty changing it last year. 聾唖 in Japanese mainly means "deaf-mute". As it says in 大辞林: "耳が聞こえず,話しことばが話せない状態。" I have now changed the English to "deaf-mute people", which is how 聾唖者 is usually translated.
sacredceltic
2011-09-24 11:27
The vast majority of deaf people, became deaf in their old age, so they heard perfectly well during all their life and learnt to speak normally. Once deaf, the ability to speak remains, so most deaf people, never need a sign language and continue to speak normally, even louder, since they don't hear anymore what they say. So a sign language is utterly useless to them.

Sign languages are necessary only to part of the people who are either dumb or deaf from birth or both.

Being deaf from birth doesn't necessarily implies the use of sign languages, since most deaf people are taught to speak using their voice even though they can't hear it. And they usually lip-read.

So, for deaf-born people, using a sign language is an option that not all of them retain.
Subsequently only for dumb people (ie people unable to speak either from birth or later in life because of an accident, a cancer, etc...) is a sign language a necessity to express themselves.

Non-deaf nor dumb people also learn sign languages to communicate with deaf people.