Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Language learning is very complicated!

"Arocdnicg to rsceearch 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 ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

You'd think that given the clever nature of our brains (as demonstrated when you read the above), that linguistics class today would have been easy... not so much! We have got to the end of the day exhausted. And today was only the introduction!