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India
Local time: 14:31
English to Hindi
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Apr 23, 2007

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch 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 ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.

Any comemnt,

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Vivek


 

Krzysztof Raczkowiak  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 11:01
English to Polish
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Nohtnig new acutlaly Apr 23, 2007

Tihs resrecah is a cupole yreas old now.
Stlil, it is some carck to wirte lkie tihs:)
Bset regdars,
Kzryzstof


 

Claudia Krysztofiak  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:01
English to German
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Articles on the topic Apr 23, 2007

www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/Cmabrigde/


zeus.zeit.de/text/2006/07/S_36_Kleintext (German)

[Bearbeitet am 2007-04-23 11:06]


 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:01
Member (2006)
French to English
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Waht aubot Ferchnt and Snapish? Apr 23, 2007

Krzysztof Raczkowiak wrote:

Tihs resrecah is a cupole yreas old now.
Stlil, it is some carck to wirte lkie tihs:)
Bset regdars,
Kzryzstof


Deos it wrok in Ferchnt and Snapish aslo?
Jneny Freobs.


 

Claudia Krysztofiak  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:01
English to German
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Just take a look Apr 23, 2007

Jenny Forbes wrote:
Deos it wrok in Ferchnt and Snapish aslo?
Jneny Freobs.


Under the first link I provided there are also examples for Spanish and French.


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 03:01
English to Spanish
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Thanks to Spell Checkers Apr 23, 2007

They can pick up those kinds of errors whereas so often they can slip by us due to the phenomenon mentioned here.

 

Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:01
Jumbled German Apr 24, 2007

Claudia Krysztofiak wrote:
Jenny Forbes wrote:
Deos it wrok in Ferchnt and Snapish aslo?
Jneny Freobs.

Under the first link I provided there are also examples for Spanish and French.


The link also gives examples in German, and a link to cartoons in Der Spiegel.

Interesting to compare it with the original English example.

I find that although the German is (just about) readable, the jumbling of letters is more of an obstacle than it is in English.
There are two possible explanations for this:

1. Written German is more phonetical than written English, so jumbled spelling perhaps has a greater effect on readability (especially in compound words).

2. Perhaps my own German is more spelling-based than my own English.
English is my native language, German my acquired language, although my German is above "average native speaker" standard and I have written a book and several articles in German. But perhaps there are certain "intuitive" aspects of the language that are stronger in my English than in my German.


 


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