theunixgeek (theunixgeek) wrote in linguaphiles,
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So THIS is why 98% of Japanese can read

 While watching this: http://www.brainrules.net/film (part 10 - vision), I learned that the brain reads by deciphering alphabetic words letter-by-letter, which takes time, knowing that each letter is a "picture." With so many Kanji, it must be easier for the brain to read these non-alphabetic images (I'd say Hiragana and Katakana are an exception). Is this the actual reason, along with the good educational system?
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