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Readability of scrambled text

From:Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 2:24
This is spreading the web like wildfire -- it ranks #2 on blogdex dot net
now -- but I'll repost:

"Aoccdrnig to rsereach at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and
lsat ltteres are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you
can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

There's clearly some potential for an interesting and bizarre (and
steganographic ;) conlang here. Each word would have a phonetic spelling,
but additional meaning is carried in their scrambling of letters. Maybe
vowels float to the head for emphasis, or the first two consonants switch
and migrate right in the genitive case. Maybe metaphor is expressed by
rearranging internal letters into different words... the possibilities are

Any suggestions?

"Everyone's different, except me." --Noktakanto


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