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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,



Vivek


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Krzysztof Raczkowiak  Identity Verified
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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


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Claudia Krysztofiak  Identity Verified
Germany
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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]


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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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.


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Claudia Krysztofiak  Identity Verified
Germany
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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.


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
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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.

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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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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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