'Fall' or 'Fell' isn't so important, but IMO you should ask if communicaiton is important in love, not language (if you're talking about relation with someone verbally impaired).
1. Communication is crucial - but is it only restricted to verbal communication??
2. Is love based on superficial beauty only???
Why am I wasting my time replying.... :S
Hahaha ... the word "gorgeous" had made the whole discussion a little too superficial, agreed?
If we could generalise this to two human beings who dont speak a common language (i.e. you and someone from foreign country), would you fall in love with him/her? If the chemistry is right, then the obvious answer is "yes" ... though the barrier of communication could become a problem, because you would want him/her to be able to talk to your friends and your family, and vice versa ...but most importantly ... you two will need to be able to communicate ...
Now, if we consider a specific case, where he/she cannot speak at all (or hear for the same argument), and if you want to continue and develop the relationship which needs "communication", you will need to be accomodating and learn the sign language ... that's really all ...
If the chemistry (or spark) is there, no language barrier (or difficulty) cannot be breached ... the example of Hawkins might be a bit extreme, it does not mean he is not capable of feelings, and "loneliness" is perhaps one of them ...
Communication is really important to me in a relationship. So the answer is absolutely, 100 per cent no.
Peter, I didn't realize that only you knew the answers to all the questions...
Isn't saying verbal communication is the only way of communication between two individuals is too superficial?
Using 'dumb' word is very disrespectful to the verbally impaired people - but i'm not picking anyone on that - maybe the person asking the question couldn't come up with a proper word. But the very basic question still remains - is verbal communication the only way to communicate? is 'gorgeous' only reason to 'fell' in love?
If the person asking the question had deeper feeling for 'dumb' person - he/she would rather be asking 'how can i communicate with a verbally impaired/disabled person' rather than asking 'how important is language (communication)' - communication is the very basis of any form of relationship. How more stupid can the question be??
Hahaha ... since we are not here to discuss how poorly written was this question, let's not ...
So, Richie, sticking to the question itself, would you fall in love with a verbally impaired/disabled person that you are attracted to?
I wouldn't be attracted to a verbally - or in any other way - disabled, nor a normal person based on how gorgeous she is physically. My answer would be a 'yes' if it was just for fun w/ normal person. I'm not sure how strong the our disabled friends would be mentally to accept 'fun' - so i wouldn't even dare to tread that path.
It was extremely difficult to learn the sign language - but the efforts did pay off when I could COMMUNICATE with the hearing impaired children... but that was 17 yrs back n have nearly forgotten the sign language...
Well, in life you may even run into someone speaking a language which you do not understand at all - then isn't that situation very close to meeting a verbally impaired person? If you think you can learn his/her language to communicate, you may do the same with the verbally impaired. So, I still think the person is asking a redundant question. How can human beings live in a society w/o communicating? And does the person asking question think that the verbally impaired people do not communicate w/ others?
Slightly off the topic: Bad choice of words in English?? What about 黑人，瘸子，哑巴，and all other derogatory words used so commonly?
I am all for "communication", either it be a two-person romance, or in any size of organisation.. so to answer Richie's first question, "damn impossible"
As for Richie's second question, I have chatted with Little's over the last few days, I dont think she meant that at all ... perhaps just a sudden idea in her head, that was not translated into English correctly.
Richie, I dont know where did this "bad choice of words" come from?? Care to elaborate?
poorly written means bad/wrong choice of words. Something that came to mind? I don't know this person - but this question rather seems to be 'w/o any thought'.
Actually I'm LMAO - what a bunch of hypocrites and gake 'good men/women' on this website! (Ding Dang, you might not understand what i'm saying... nor do i wanna go down n explain)
Hahaha ... Richie, if I could repeat what you said/wrote earlier "Why am I wasting my time replying" ... but you actually came back not once, not twice, but three times, so would that fit the meaning of "hypocrites"? Or do you really need someone to explain that to you?
By the way ... I dont need you to "go down" ... I would find someone else to do that ... thanks for the offer though.
language has never been too important in a relationship cause it is only one of many tools in communication. But communication itself is very important. even if you have no problem with speaking and hearing, it is not for sure you really understand what isnt said or spoken.
scientists found out that there is no thinking without the words, our brain associate terms and ideas with words, i quite dont understand that logic. Anyway, the sound of the voice and the skills of speaking might be relevant in attracting others but in the end when it comes to love, spoken language shouldnt be seen as a nessacery quality.
sometimes i really think, the reason i want to live for would be love, love for the beloved one, love for my family, love for my dearest friends and things i love to do and enjoy. But in the end, i dont think that is the sense of living. But love is still the main drive for my daily life. Here i must say, i observed an huge difference between things i fancy to do and those i end up with doing...