Re: languages

From: t.s.baguley_at_...
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 14:05:02 +0100

> From: Henrix <henrix_at_...>
>On Tue, 06 Jun 2000, KYER, JEFFREY wrote:
>> This is actually in keeping with pre-Renaisance practice in RL. No one
>> was able to read without at least sounding things out -- one of the big
>> problems was that in many languages there was either no spacing between
>> words (Greek & Latin) or worse, a lack of vowels and emphasis so a set
>> of symbols could mean a myriad of words (ancient Hebrew or indeed most
>> Middle Eastern tongues)
>I once read a quote extolling the virtues of a monk, who was actually able to
>read without having to sound out the words _or even follow the text with his

>From St Augistine if memory serves ...


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