popstar_gummi (popstar_gummi) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Hello!

I've been noticing something strange lately, and can't help but wonder if other people have experienced the same thing. (Or even better, if anyone knows what the reason behind it might be!) Spelling (in English, my native language) had never been a problem for me before I started studying Japanese. However, I've been studying the language intensively at school for the past few years, and I've noticed that spelling in English has turned into a bit of an adventure for me. My ability to spell hasn't changed, but the process that my brain takes to get to the correct spelling of a word seems to have lengthened. When I'm typing, I find myself typing "write" instead of "right" or "sight" instead of "site"-or vice versa. Similarly, I recently told someone the other day that I was going to go eat "soop" (instead of soup.) I catch these mistakes almost immediately after making them, but as my study of the Japanese language continues, I'm finding that my spelling mishaps occur more and more frequently (whether I'm mixing up homophones or completely misspelling a word.) Has this happened to anyone else while studying a foreign language? Does anyone know why this could be? I look forward to your insight!
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