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Query Details

Query Subject:   Question about study
Author:   Christina Sanchez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

several people have sent me different versions of a linguistic tex
that seems to be very popular among non-linguists at the moment. I
states that research at an English university has revealed that it is
still possible to read a text when all letters (except the first and
last) of every word are in a different order. The text itself is
written in exactly this way and thereby proves its point. (Compare
one of the German versions below.) Do es anyone know the title of this
study and where it has been published?

Thank you very much in advance.

Yours, Christina Sanchez

Afugrnud enier Sduite an enier Elingshcen Unvirestiät ist es eagl, in
wlehcer Rienhnelfoge die Bcuhtsbaen in eniem Wrot sethen, das enizg
wcihitge dbaei ist, dsas der estre und lzete Bcuhtsbae am rcihgiten
Paltz snid. Der Rset knan ttolaer Blösdinn sien, und du knasnt es
torztedm onhe Porbelme lseen. Das ghet dseahlb, wiel wir nchi
Bcuhtsbae fr Bcuhtsbae enizlen lseen, snodren Wöretr als Gnaezs.
Nchit shlcceht oedr?

LL Issue: 14.2574
Date posted: 26-Sep-2003


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