Can a deaf person learn languages?

Elf
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Hi 

Is this possible? Also are there sign languages in other foreign languages and not English?

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Ranger
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Hi, this is such an interesting question I thought sign language was universal, but I Google it an it appears that there are many kinds of sign languages around the world.

-Ari-

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Elf
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Hmm, I don't have an expert opinion on this, but aren't some deaf people capable of lip reading, and reproducing sounds, i.e. speaking in a language? 

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Elf
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Yes, it's possible. Here's a sample video.


Charlyn Amoin

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Ranger
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Charlyn wrote:

Yes, it's possible. Here's a sample video.



now we know. an interesting fact everyone should know. thank you

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

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Ranger
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So are you guys saying there's sign language in different languages?

Kevwe A.

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I haven't search in the google, but to answer your 2nd question, I believe and in my opinion there are sign languages in other countries considering the fact that deaf people are present around the world. Sign language is their only way of communicating so it's possible for them to have their own.

Edzky-18

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Dwarf
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This is truly interesting. Im fascinated to see that it is possible for them to learn other languages. I never even thought twice about this question. Thanks for all the info!

Taylor Fabio

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