Saturday, May 29, 2010

word of the day: lamellation

context: Ruth’s father has died. Both Ruth’s parents were Deaf; though Ruth and her brother were born hearing their first language was American Sign Language. “I heard his voice as it was in life. And I saw the gentle lamellation of his signs.”

definition: “an arrangement or structure in which there are thin layers, plates, or scales.”

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quote source: In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World by Ruth Sidransky

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