En réponse à Amanda Babcock <[log in to unmask]>: > > Hey, I wonder if this is another conlanger trait. I've been known not > to > recognize a good friend *while I was in his dorm room talking to him*, > just > because he'd got a haircut! (I thought I was looking at a stranger > and > talking to my friend, who I thought must have been standing around the > corner.) > Well, that's a strange one! I'm not that bad :)) . I myself tend not to recognise people on the street, but that's only because then I'm usually deep in my thoughts and I don't really see them. I also have problems recognising voices on the phone, but it's not that bad (it's only true for people I don't have often on the phone). In general I'm good at recognising faces, when I pay attention :)) . On the other hand, I have a hard time remembering names... I remember at school I never managed to remember the name of everyone of my class, even after one year. And in my laboratory right now there are still people I would be hard pressed to name, although I recognise them by face easily. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.