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Duane Anderson posted a topic in Deaf CultureHello! My apologies if I as a non deaf person am not supposed to post here. I’m making an original character for a story who was born deaf, and I want to represent deafness and the use of sign language accurately. Any input from the deaf community and people who use sign language would help a lot! I was wondering, what do people who were born completely deaf sound like when they talk? Are they able to develop accents? When using sign language, is it feasible for a person to use words that arent needed to make sense but which make a sentence more colorful? For example, someone calling people pet names in ASL on a regular basis due to having grown up around people who spoke similarly. Would that be considered excessive? Thank you!