Do you find it strange to stumble over words that you're visually familiar with

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  1. pattyfloren profile image76
    pattyflorenposted 15 months ago

    Do you find it strange to stumble over words that you're visually familiar with in thought?

    What I am getting at is you can see the picture of the word, know what the word stands for, but can not pronounce the word?  When I was a child I did childish things, but when I became a man I put away childish things.

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image94
    Jeremy Gillposted 15 months ago

    Hi Patty. I experience this from time to time. For me, it occurs in groups of unfamiliar people, where I can get nervous and stumble over my words.

    That might be a bit different from what you describe, but it's a similar concept. Some people also just struggle with hard-to-say words like anemone.

    1. pattyfloren profile image76
      pattyflorenposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, especially when its speaking in public or with people who have other friends with them.  My word was hydrangeas.

  3. RTalloni profile image91
    RTalloniposted 14 months ago

    Yes!  I see words in my head before I say them and will say them phonetically if I am not careful.  It can be embarrassing because it can slow my speech down and some mispronunciations me seem like I am trying to say a word I do not know, leaving me wanting to say, "No, wait, I really do know that word!"  Stumbling over the word vignette when working with a client when discussing a child's mural was one of the worst... Oh well.  Worse things have happened.

  4. pattyfloren profile image76
    pattyflorenposted 14 months ago

    I hear ya.  It feels good when I can pronounce every word and know something about that word.  Thanks for your response RTalloni.


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