inability to speak

inability to speak

Speech impairment, see there.
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AS WE waited on the platform at Lime Street Station last Thursday, I was very conscious of my inability to speak Mandarin.
The video disconnects as soon as he begins divulging details about Mr Al Turki, including his inability to speak Arabic and his lack of a jihadist background.
His inability to speak Spanish or Catalan compelled him to turn to drawing as a means of self-expression.
However, it may also reflect on its inability to speak for the 27 residual nation states.
For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful.
The film is an empathic medical-training film about a nurse (Naomi Feil) who must learn to cope with her inability to speak as a result of a brain injury.
Ever enthusiastic, Sununu speaks off the cuff and without notes, often with self-deprecating comments about his inability to speak concisely or to stay within time limits.
The procedure also reduces the risk of damage to functional areas of your brain that could affect limb movements or speech, because as long as the patient doesn't experience further weakness or inability to speak, the surgeons are reassured that they are on the right track.
Selective mutism is a complex anxiety disorder characterized by a child's inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as the school.
Changes in technology is bringing with it the inability to speak to a human being, put on hold, press four to speak to an agent, and now you don't speak unless you need to complain.
What I did say however was that their inability to speak the indigenous language excludes them from seeing themselves as being Cymry.
What gave away their ruse was their inability to speak Filipino, or the Maranao, Cebuano or Maguindanao dialects when interviewed by immigration officers, only replying in English.