On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 09:02:14 -0600, John Jenkins <jenkins@...> wrote:
> school children receive basically no education in how
> to analyze phonetically what they speak, so they tend to find phonetic
> input methods awkward.

That's further insight into why some "whole-word" trained readers go
ballistic when I gently suggest phonetic analysis of unfamiliar words. I'm
afraid the very concept is foreign to them, and there might be a deep
sense of shame, or anger at being mis-educated.

{Btw, I'm going through a huge backlog of unread Qalam messages.}

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
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