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It just occurred to me that the trouble I have remembering/recognizing words relating to architecture could be that I have nothing to associate them to in my head. If I have no visual memory, there's nothing for them to attach to, and using descriptions loses a lot of information.

I wonder if that's actually what's going on, or if it's yet another manifestation of my trouble remembering words for very specific objects (yes, including proper nouns), especially if there is no obvious link to what little Latin I still remember. It's easier to remember words I've seen rather than only heard, though.

Or, I suppose, trouble remembering words at all - given how often I end up flailing and saying 'thingy!' or 'that... thing!'. :) Sometimes it's amazing that I can actually communicate anything!

(I'm much better at remembering where things are in relation to other things, at least small scale. This is probably why we have a front (sitting/living) room, a dining room, and a back (sitting/living) room, at least according to me)

This brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] galaneia referring to a part of a building using a term with which I was unfamiliar. This is a common problem on my part, and she and [livejournal.com profile] metahacker seem to know and use a lot of terminology to describe buildings and parts of buildings.

Date: 2014-12-17 01:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-12-18 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wispfox.livejournal.com
... that was an especially specific word, yes!

Date: 2014-12-18 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gothtique.livejournal.com
nominal aphasia is a bitch!
If you really want to learn the words for the architectural parts you might want to try to learn them a "different" way.
Draw them. Build them.
Anchor them to you brain through another sense.
(... says the chick who loses a word or two every few sentences.)

Date: 2014-12-18 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galaneia.livejournal.com
Sorry! And of course, now that I have a brain again, I had to go check that a portico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portico) was in fact the word I meant. To which the answer is "close enough."

Date: 2014-12-18 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wispfox.livejournal.com
No sorry needed! It's just amusing. :)

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