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Two questions on grammar and terminology in English

Hi everyone, I have two simple questions for your educated minds.

1) In English, is it proper to use a phrase such as "Japanese architect Jun Watanabe's new creation.."? The first two words sound off to me. I tried to rephrase it as "Jun Watanabe, a Japanese architect's, new creation..." but the 's feels like it's in the wrong spot and it breaks up the subject. Thoughts?

2) If someone is blind or deaf and communicate in more than one language in either sign language or braille, do you still call them bilingual? or is there another word for dual fluency in non spoken languages?
Tags: english, grammar

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