ogorhan wrote:Well if someone is born deaf would they even know how to speak let alone have the correct prononciation? But then again if you cant even hear how would you even know how they are pronounced. I mean I guess you can learn it through reading or sign language (dunno if both are possible).
Or we can go with the other option that she can speak but choses not to.
I would say she doesn't really know how to speak. She can probably attempt it by studying mouth shapes and trying her best to copy them, but as proved by other deaf people who try this, her speech will come out near incomprehensible since she wont know what to do with her tongue.
I expect her experience with speech is probably the case that in the few times she's attempted to use her voice, it's resulted in ridicule (Jigoro and/or other schoolmates) and has led her to take the mentality that using her voice is not only useless, but countrproductive.
Hence, she's built the habit of silent laughter. Her voice embarrasses her to the point that she'll even force herself to laugh mutely, and in turn she's been doing that so long that she does it naturally.
Which brings us back to my initial question.
Do you think if she fell from the roof, for example, she would scream instinctively or do you think her shout would be habitually silenced?