Tohguht for the Day

6 Responses to “Tohguht for the Day”

  1. Very interesting.
    But, {… Bcuseae the huamn mnid does not raed every lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.} is not the reason.
    One can read this paragraph because of three reasons:
    One, he knows English well.
    Two, he knows that that paragraph is English.
    Three, he knows that those are errors of English words.

    With the above three, one is able to DECODE the paragraph, not because of any innate human mental ability.

    Of course, there is something remotely related to the linguistics principle: Universal Language: The Prebabel Principle; see

  2. Bit like sight-reading music. If you’re reasonably familiar with the style, you tend to correct typos automatically, as you go.

    And, if you listen carefully to a classically trained singer, particularly at the top end of their register you’ll find them changing vowels and leaving certain consonants out entirely. The listener fills in what they expect to hear.

  3. Tienzen: I’m confused. I think I can read the passage precisely because my brain (or what’s left of it after last night’s session) figures out each intended word, by shape and context

  4. “Anidroccg to crad–cniyrrag lcitsiugnis planoissefors at an uemannd utisreviny in Bsitirh Cibmuloa, and crartnoy to the duoibus cmials of the ueticnd rcraeseh, a slpmie, macinahcel ioisrevnn of ianretnl cretcarahs araepps sneiciffut to csufnoe the eadyrevy oekoolnr.”

    From among other places

  5. Agree.
    The content is the most important one. A single word, like “Bcuseae”, cannot identify itself as an English word.
    Again, if we know a passage (with some KNOWN alternations, such as delete all vowels) is English (or any given language), we can always decode it.
    And, this is the result of “The Martian Language Thesis”: Any human language can always establish a communication with the Martian or Martian-like languages.

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