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Monday, November 14, 2005

On hearing again.


Another phenonemon I have noticed - mainly while watching documentaries on television - is that I come across a word I've never actually *heard* pronounced before, although it's part of my vocabulary. It's usually quite an exotic word - inconscient, for example - that I aquired in my late teens, post hearing loss. Every time I hear one of these for the first time, there's a moment of confusion, followed by a little shock and a thrill of recognition. "So that's what that word sounds like". It's a genuinely exciting thing to experience, even in very small doses. At last, I understand the Hellen Keller phenonemon.

posted by John Connors at
Monday, November 14, 2005

2 Comments:

Hello dear.
It's the yoddeling worm (as you may have guessed). I must say I miss you terribly, and look for you whenever I find myself at home and online.
Well, maybe we can comunicate thusly...
PLEASE write more often.

By Blogger The egg headed knave, at 7:35 am  

I miss you, too Ori, but a lot has been happening. I hope we talk soon.

By Blogger John Connors, at 8:53 pm  

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