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Martha Davidson wrote:
> And some people--I'm one of them--actually do "see" the words spelled
> when people talk. It's like there's a marquee inside my head, on the
> surface of my forehead, on which the words are projected when I hear
> spoken. Including punctuation.
I can identify with you, Martha. If you're weird, we can be weird
I grew up in a multi-lingual household (English, Lithuanian, and
Ukrainian, primarily), but I never spoke a word of the languages other
than English. I could understand many of the words people spoke to me,
but I couldn't think in or speak the language without "seeing" the words
in my mind. The few words that I did manage to remember, I spelled
phonetically in my head. Boy, was I off on most of them!
I did better in my German class in high school than I ever did with the
languages at home because the words were spelled out in my text books.
Had I learned to read the other languages or at least seen the words in
print, I probably could have spoken them. Too bad I didn't figure this
out sooner so I could have learned to speak Lithuanian with my father
before he passed away.
And for the record--no, I wasn't born knowing how to read English, but I
learned so young that I don't remember being taught. :-)
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