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Re: OT: What is your qualia of consciousness / thought? (WAS: does conlanging change your sense of reality?)

From:Daniel Bowman <danny.c.bowman@...>
Date:Saturday, April 4, 2009, 12:56
> > > Less common and less easily described, there are: > > * other linguistic-monologue kinds of thought: > > - textual thought, which is essentially the same as an inner verbal > > monologue except that it's not-quite-visual text (somewhat like a > > 'typewriter' display effect) rather than psuedo-verbal speech (I've > > only met one person who has this) >
> > I occasionally get this, but usually as an "echo" of what I'm > verbally thinking, not by itself. I think it happens more often > with Esperanto and other languages where I spend more time > reading the language than conversing in it. > > I do the exact same thing.
Sometimes, I visualize text in my mind while simultaneously maintaining an interior verbal dialogue. I also get it more often when thinking in Angosey, as my conlang is virtually never spoken. I am used to writing and reading it, and I think that's why I tend to visualize text rather than actually "hear" it in my mind. However, I think primarily as a running dialogue. I also think of words as having a "feel" as well as a sound. This is especially strong when I'm reading authors that I like, or when reading Angosey. I construct Angosian words primarily based on their "feel."