An odd question:
I love to read Japanese, but am still around sort of a n advanced beginner. I can read through Tobira without too much trouble, but that’s is about my limit.
When I read in my native language (English), I notice that I am sort of pronouncing the rods in my head as I go. I’m not really thinking bout it, but I know how to read all of the words.
I’m trying to do the same thing in Japanese, and don’t know if it makes sense. Sometime I will see a word and know exactly what it means, but due to the nature of kanji may not know how to pronounce it. Or the pronunciation may come a bit slower.
I’ve seen native Japanese speakers read aloud and, of course, they whiz right through the kanji without missing a beat from having seen the words so many times. Do the more advanced readers on here have the same ability, or do you often read past words without being sure of how to pronounce them?