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71 Post author: Benquo 27 November 2013 03:38PM

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 27 November 2013 03:32:25PM 1 point [-]

When I'm trying to remember a word, I get a lot of associated detail, usually including something about the sound of the word. Initial sound, number of syllables, that sort of thing-- did you get something about the sound?

Comment author: TheOtherDave 27 November 2013 06:00:47PM 2 points [-]

Very very rarely. Usually if I could get to a confident feeling about the sound-shape of the word, I had the word.

This contrasts with my normal word-search experience, which is similar to what you describe, and I suspect the exceptions were cases where I would have had trouble finding the word even without the anomia.