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I've seen "deafs."  It's rare but sometimes I'll see something like "the 
deafs among us were very appreciative of the captioning."   Usually used 
to single out those who are deaf from an inclusive group and 
individualize them.

Bill


On 8/20/2011 11:31 AM, Ingvild Roald wrote:
> Thanks. Got it. No plural form of 'Deaf', just 'the Deaf' or 'Deaf 
> people' etc. Thanks all,
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> Ingvild
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> Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:35:23 -0400
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> The word Deaf is used as both a noun and an adjective (which is never 
> pluralized).  But I think that your best guide is to ask yourself if 
> you have ever seen the word "deafs" used.  No one has.  So the answer 
> is that the plural is "deaf".
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> George Veronis
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>     What is the English plural of 'Deaf'? Am working on a presentation
>     of Deaf literacy, and need to be correct. Thanks,
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