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Camden Krupala

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When you converse with yourself in your head, what language do you speak?

I asked some friends (those who speak a foreign language more then English) what language they speak when they are mentally talking to themselves. I found it interesting that most of them said English. Is there something about the English language that makes it the language of choice when having mental discussions in your head? What language do you speak in your head?

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  • Nov 2 2011: Generally in Russian. Less in English. By the way, I think, that we converse inside ourself in "mind language" that is not like any ordinary languages. It's much more faster to exchange information in mind, than to sound it.

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