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Re: CHAT: dyslexia

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2001, 2:25
Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> *Somewhere* I read (and my friend did, too) that people actually read > logographic systems like Chinese somewhat faster because the translation > goes directly from shapes to word-in-head, rather than shapes to sounds > to word-in-head.
Interesting. I could see that. I know that confusions like "there/their/they're" tend to slow me down, because I have to go back to figure out which was intended. So, that suggests that there's a shape-to-word transition there, and I'd imagine it would be quicker with logograms. -- Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42