How are we able to make the voices of people we know speak completely new stuff in our heads?



Like, I know how Queen Elizabeth II sounds like, but in my head I can see her saying “fuck you!”, and yet I’ve never heard her say that in real life. This boggles me very much.

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You’ve broken down the words from her accent into phonemes, or the individual sounds like fuh uk kuh yew. You’ve done this by being familiar with her accent (but not completely, Charles says yes as earus) and many others. Part of learning to talk is subconsciously learning these fragments in your parents accent (or a fairly random merge of the two if they’re different).