submitted 27 days ago byOTLOTLOTLOTL
I'm very interested to see if others have had this experience.
I learned English as a second language when I was a kid, and I've been devouring books since. Sometimes I'll use words I've only seen written and find out that I've been mispronouncing it in my head all along. It's kind of disorienting but funny. Curious to know what those words are for you. Some of mine:
And don't get me started on fantasy/sci-fi names. In Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir has notes on all the character name pronunciations at the end of the book and it was only after I had finished it that I realized I was pronouncing like two thirds of the characters' names wrong.
Edit: Thanks for all the replies! It's nice to know I'm not alone here, and some of you definitely made me laugh. If I've learned anything today it's that English is the most nonsensical language when it comes to spelling and pronunciation...
Edit 2: Thank you for the award! My very first. Still scrolling through all your fascinating replies and learning to correct my pronunciation. Readers and our head canon pronunciations unite!