JAHpowWell wtf, but you don't hear your own in general? That is so crazy
I sort of can but it isn’t constant. Like I can translate my thoughts into verbal ones and I can see the words. I can say the words. I don’t know if I hear them. Like I do but I don’t hear a voice?
For example, I can spatially see the date. Like yes you can reason with yesterday was x so today is x+1. I don’t necessarily think the specific day of the week or month though. I have an internal calendar and I know where we fall relative to the entire year. Like I can interpret it as whatever month day or day of week. But that’s not explicit in my head nor does it need to be - just really when translating it verbally. I don’t ever say to myself “today is Monday,” I just see it. But I could tell myself “today is Monday” if I consciously make the effort.
Also with colors I see a rainbow type thing and see where the color is that I’m thinking of. Yes blue=blue but I’m not thinking the word blue. I’m seeing it relative to other colors. But my array of colors does not look like a color wheel. I’m not sure how to explain what it looks like.
Same with numbers. Same with letters. Same with most other topics, there is a visual outline and as long as I know my starting point I can map my way through conceptually/spatially until everything pieces together. I can always tell myself with words but I don’t use words unless I’m translating them verbally. Which is probably why I’m so awful at articulating my thoughts.