--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Michael Everson <everson@...> wrote:
> At 18:38 +0000 2005-08-25, suzmccarth wrote:
> >So the phonetic analysis required to use the alphabet has to be
> >in school? That is what I also believe.
> Naaah, kids chant this stuff on the playground skipping rope..... ;-)

Which kids chant what?

Certainly in a society where alphabetic literacy is the norm, chants
and rhymes do reinforce this, and alphabetic literacy can be taught
outside of school. But, overall, in general, we all have to learn to
segment syllables into sounds one way or another.


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