RE: Reading and Editing

Subject: RE: Reading and Editing
From: Meg Halter <aiki4us -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 09:18:05 -0700 (PDT)

Dick -- You're absolutely right. In my post I was throwing in
what I considered to be an odd tidbit. No generalizations
intended. And I certainly *do* use the spell checker to catch
boo-boos. But not, I must confess, on emails to this list :P

-- Meg

Dick Margulis wrote:
> I caution against inducing conclusions from your anecdotal
> experiences. I subvocalize all the time, and I've always been
> an excellent speller. Spelling ability is completely
> independent of reading ability, reading style, intelligence
mathematical ability, or anything else. Some people are
> genetically programmed to become good spellers; others aren't
> Meg Halter wrote:
> >I'm jumping in a bit late on this one...
> >
> >Brian Hoskins writes:
> >
> ><One problem 'sound' thinking can create is that of poor
> >spelling. Many children must go through school thinking they
> are
> >unintelligent because they have problems with English
> spelling
> >that is not phonetic. ...
> >
> >I subvocalize when reading and writing but get around the
> >spelling problem in what I suspect is an odd way -- When
> writing
> >English, I mentally pronounce the words using Spanish
> >pronunciation, which is phonetic. I essentially carry around
> >two sets of pronunciations, one for speaking/reading and one
> for
> >writing. Now that I'm noticing this, even typing this message
> >seems strange. But it works fine.

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