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message 1: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
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message 2: by Debbie, sardonic princess of cheerfulness (new)

Debbie (sardonicprincessofcheerfulness) | 6387 comments Mod

message 3: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
You DO gain momentum and "learn the language" quickly.

message 4: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Amazing, isn't it?

message 5: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (bonfiggi) Squinting helped

message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10390 comments Hmmmm that was interesting and amazing how the mind works. As Debbie said, easy -peasy.

message 7: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
ww73egl8 0w9fmla thwq0837kfa!

message 8: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 15767 comments Mod
Newengland wrote: "ww73egl8 0w9fmla thwq0837kfa!"

NE! Stop that. I'm gonna wash your mouth out with soap!

message 9: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Clearly you don't speak gobbledygook (the language of turkeys seven days before No-Thanksgiving).

message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 37 comments This ones easy :)

"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

message 11: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
Vrey Gdoo.

message 12: by Anthony (new)

Anthony Buckley (anthonydbuckley) | 112 comments There is a big movement in the UK to teach reading through "phonics". This involves teaching children to spell out the letters of each word and assemble the word from the sounds("c", "a", "t": "cat"). The above contributions seem to suggest that "look and say", which for many years was the dominant method of teaching in the UK, had much to commend it, since people rarely spell out words when they are reading.

My suspicion, however, is that the phonic approach is good for beginners, for it helps the child who encounters new words - e.g., "Nietzsche", "hermaphrodite", "Zerubbabel" - and we all need to fall back on phonics sometimes. But look and say is what experienced readers mostly do.

message 13: by Mark (new)

Mark Burns (TheFailedPhilosopher) | 49 comments One seriously must ask that without outside help and merely having been taught this way but never having seen 'Nietzsche' would you know exactly what to leave out. That is to say in isolation and not knowing the foreign nature of the word would phonics help at all.

message 14: by Ken (new)

Ken | 18313 comments Mod
In education, whole language has fallen and phonics has risen like a Phoenix -- at least for beginners. Hopefully their language gets "whole" later on.

message 15: by Jane (new)

Jane simple cryptogram!

message 16: by MissJessie (new)

MissJessie | 81 comments Not even a cryptogram that has to be written down, just read along and it comes in, so to speak within a line. Aren't humans an amazing creation.

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