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Shock Trooper
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I wouldn't normally start a topic like this but the curiosity started getting to me.

Does anyone ever think or wonder about:

What language their thoughts occure in?

What color words in their head are?

Or if there was a movie about their life, who would be the best actor to play them?

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Warrior
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Yes. I believe that when you think you think in:
A. An abstract flurry of images and pictures.
and B. Your own language.

Your thoughts are whatever color you want.

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Then how do blind and or deaf people's thoughts manifest?
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1. When my thoughts are in words, they are usually in English.

2. "GremlinJoe" is purple, because that's the color gremlins are in Avernum.

3. Dikiyoba would play Dikiyoba's self.
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Dollop of Whipped Cream
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My thoughts are usually in words, unless I want to actually picture what I'm thinking.
They used to be in Spanish, then in Spanglish, and now mostly in English but Spanglish every now and then. I can't picture anyone resembling or playing me. Any ideas?

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1) My thoughts depend on the context. If I've been listening to a lecture/movie/album in English, my thoughts are also mostly in English. This happens quite often since pretty much all music I listen to is in English. Otherwise I obviously think in my first language.

2) I'm not very visual, so: Never thought of that, and I don't know.

3) If there was a movie made about my life, it would have to be either strongly fabricated, or a weird east-european art film in b&w. Anyways, whoever actually plays the role of me would be irrelevant.

As for Marlenny's problem: Sorry, I can't think of any young latin actresses, much less cute ones. I guess she would have to be some new talent?
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Lifecrafter
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When I think (as in thinking something through), I tend to think as though I am speaking.
I also tend to think in both abstract images or sounds and environments.
I generally don't think in written words or colors (not without them being part of some visualization); though when I do, they are part of words on the page of a book.

I can think of maybe two contenders for the role of me in a movie:
Either Bruce Willis or Chuck Norris.

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I think I think in written text, but how do I know that how I think I think is how I think?

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I think in English. In fact, I often subvocalize my thoughts. When reading, especially for enjoyment, I stop thinking the words and just start experiencing the story. I think this is why I don't care too much for "literary masterpieces". I don't read the individual words, so the nuances are lost on me.

Edit: FMT

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Shaper
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Most of the time my thoughts are in English. There are rare outbursts, however, where I will think of a Latin phrase.

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If English writers can't make the shift to a more phonetic spelling system, at least we could start marking accents the way that the Greeks do (and the way that the Russians should).

As for an actress to play Marlenny, Selma Hayek is the first person who's coming to mind.

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My thoughts are usually spoken, very little or no words, and some of the time there's a picture of someone talking. Either that or it's my own voice in my head talking.

EDIT:It's all in English.

[ Tuesday, May 30, 2006 20:40: Message edited by: Cairo Jim ]

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I think in the language appropriate for the situation: If I am thinking about English-language material or about speaking to Americans, I think in English. If I am thinking about Russian books or speaking to Russians, I think in Russian. And when I was studying German in school, I would sometimes think of random German phrases.

About accent marks, they aren't necessary unless placement of accent impacts the meaning. In those cases accent marks are used already (at least in Russian). Phonetic spelling in English would be very helpful, and American English seems to be moving in that direction already with pronouncing of silent 'r', and other changes to pronunciation and spelling to make the two more similar.

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There are no particularly useful rules for the placement of stress in English (or, I think, in Russian), so my reason for marking the stress would be to indicate exactly how to pronounce the word. The point is not to clarify meaning but to make it easier to pronounce unfamiliar words.

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Law Bringer
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I tend to think in English, but every so often something in German will sneak in. I don't see colors in the words in my head, unless I specifically visualize the words. Otherwise, the things in my head fall more along the lines of "indistinct shapes" than actual words.

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Not sure why anyone would want to make a movie about me, but maybe Christian Bale?

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They say you know you're fluent in a language when your thoughts are in that tongue. I'm not sure what they say about thoughts in different colors, but it probably either involves poetry or odd mushrooms.

As for question C, John Rubenstein, because of the hair.

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Shaper
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My thoughts are evenly pictures/colors and English words.

I'm not sure who would play me in a movie.
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My thoughts are in english and pretty much always words. Unless I'm thinking of certain things that just plain arn't as fun without pictures.
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1. English
2. Matches my mood
3. Jenna Jameson :P

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

I tend to think in English, but every so often something in German will sneak in. I don't see colors in the words in my head, unless I specifically visualize the words. Otherwise, the things in my head fall more along the lines of "indistinct shapes" than actual words.
Is your first language German, or did you just spend as much time using German as I did English?

I tend to think in English a lot of the time...

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1) Mostly English words in an aural modality. I don't naturally think in pictures and it's fairly difficult for me to do so deliberately with any accuracy; my spatial reasoning skills are passable at best. It's very loud and very dark inside my head most of the time.

2) I'm not a synaesthete.

3) Apparently, popular vote has decided on Macaulay Culkin. But I'd prefer Hugh Grant.

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For #3, I suppose I'll say Yul Brynner.

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English
Red (at the moment)
Kramer (the character not the actor who played him)

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Henry Anthony Wilcox:

Is your first language German, or did you just spend as much time using German as I did English?
5 years of studying German, and my brain is still echoing from the Advanced Placement test. Even though I haven't studied it for a year, I still get the odd sentence or two.

(More so since I posted in this topic)

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