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Re: Typoglycemia Fun

by shenme (Priest)
on May 20, 2005 at 20:07 UTC ( #459112=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Typoglycemia Fun

I'd seen references to the idea, and had had no problems reading the shuffles, until 'fatlos', which totally threw me. I'm thinking that words that have two internal vowels together suffer much more than other words. Even 'smees' is kinda hard. Who knows what _could_ have happened to 'caveat' if it had been shuffled - 'cvaaet'?

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Re^2: Typoglycemia Fun
by mrborisguy (Hermit) on May 20, 2005 at 20:49 UTC

    Yeah, I had trouble reading "fatlos" too. I'm thinking it's probably because the word is "float", so it should probably be shuffled as such, so it should start with an 'f' and end with a 'ts', not just an 's'. (No, I'm not saying the code should be changed or anything, that's just why I think 'fatlos' was so hard for me to read (actually, I just looked at the cleartext, 'cause I didn't understand it right away.))


      I wonder which would be better? Keeping closing consanant groups together (e.g. ts, ly, ck, etc.) or keeping the syllable count the same? Or both?

      Hmmm. Something to play with this weekend.


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