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At 6:32 PM -0500 01/24/02, Nik Taylor wrote:
>jogloran wrote:
>>  Wait. No, I lie. They're mute, not deaf, methinks. Oops.
>>
>>  The word "sound" is a loanword, it appears :P
>
>Which suggests that they are, in fact, deaf.  If they could perceive
>sound, whether or not they could make sound, they'd have a word for it.

'Sound' is a loanword in English (at least in the sense we're discussing).

Dirk
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Dirk Elzinga                                            [log in to unmask]

"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead;
therefore we must learn both arts."
- Thomas Carlyle