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#200736 - 06/26/11 10:27 AM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: va-vavoom]  
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Originally Posted By: va-vavoom
I have always had a dictionary handy, but even then, sometimes the pronunciation that I have in my head when I am reading is not at all correct.


Reminds me of my experience with Rex Stout's Nero wolf books. I read most of them many times, and formed a very clear mental picture of Wolfe's house in my early teens which I clung to for decades. Finally I read someone else's description and realized that my layout was a mirror image of Stout's. I think that once we decide how something ought to be it's very hard to see it differently, however much we read the true state of things.

#200737 - 06/26/11 11:52 AM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Originally Posted By: va-vavoom
I have always had a dictionary handy, but even then, sometimes the pronunciation that I have in my head when I am reading is not at all correct.


Reminds me of my experience with Rex Stout's Nero wolf books. I read most of them many times, and formed a very clear mental picture of Wolfe's house in my early teens which I clung to for decades. Finally I read someone else's description and realized that my layout was a mirror image of Stout's. I think that once we decide how something ought to be it's very hard to see it differently, however much we read the true state of things.


Was the someone else Rex Stout? If not, yours may be just as valid as theirs.

#200749 - 06/26/11 09:36 PM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage

Was the someone else Rex Stout? If not, yours may be just as valid as theirs.


It was not, but caused me to take another look at Stout, which verified that I was in error. I've not been as comfortable in Wolfe's house since. As a child I often switched left and right, particularly in instances where it wasn't all that important, or perhaps read either of them as "to one side" and simply picked one.

#201046 - 07/08/11 01:42 AM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: Zed]  
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I must have been about nine when I was having a conversation with my older brother and used the word mausoleum. Except that I said it so it rhymed with linoleum...maw-zo'-lee-um. He was in hysterics.
I have a few other childhood remainders that I still have to really think about before I say them aloud. I think it comes from reading way too much and far beyond my age level.


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#201065 - 07/08/11 04:08 PM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: va-vavoom]  
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I said spaghetti as "spesgeti".
Linoleum, was lino-leem
Aluminum, amuneelium
Unless was unelse.

So don't feel bad.


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#201088 - 07/09/11 04:37 AM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: woody246]  
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I have a feeling all young readers do this.

#201094 - 07/09/11 05:21 AM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: Zed]  
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Certainly the kids I've taught have had some odd ones. So right
you are there.


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#209235 - 01/24/13 01:46 PM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: woody246]  
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i need to memorize new words.please anybody help me.

#209237 - 01/24/13 04:54 PM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: gopi]  
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Subscribing to this site is a good first start.


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#209238 - 01/24/13 06:20 PM Re: spoken vs. reading vocabulary [Re: va-vavoom]  
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In the UK we find your pronounciation spot on!

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