Whenever I am at the Jersey shore in the summer, the sounds of the ocean stay with me long after I leave the beach. Lying in bed at night, I still hear them rolling and crashing; rolling and crashing.
It’s the same with Hebrew. Long after my mind has intellectually shut down and refuses to try to translate anymore (at least for the day), my brain keeps working. I continue to hear in my head the gutteral CH sound and the rolling Rrrrrrs speeding by a mile a minute.
Is this a known neurological phenonmenon? What causes this to happen? And when will it stop? I desperately need some sleep!
Perhaps the quiet will return when Hebrew is no longer noise to me, but LANGUAGE.