Hearing Voices

One of the things I love about words is the sound of them. Its weird (doesn't weird just sound, well, weird?) but hey, I'm a word nerd. This is true whether the word is spoken out loud or just in your head. John McIntyre, the copy desk chief at the Baltimore Sun, had a post yesterday about hearing the voice you hear in your head when you read:

I think that readers who enjoy reading — not those who find it laborious and unrewarding — replicate mentally and silently the rhythms of speech embodied in prose. This is analogous to the ability of a musician to look at a printed score and hear the music, mentally and silently.

The full post is well worth the read.