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That was horrible. And not intentional, though it got some laughs, so I guess that's something.

Thanks, guys, for pointing out my extreme idiocy without more sarcasm than could've very deservedly been used. Thuryl, I particularly loved your witty answer! (I was so oblivious when writing it, it didn't even register that smoe was good old Sir Motrax of Exile!)

There were five mistakes. I fixed them. I think.

Dallerdin, "bought" was, alas, not the only one. In the English part I also wrote "shopping" wrong (with two "i"s.) In Spanish I made THREE mistakes. "Comercial" with two "c"s, "Centro" with two "o"s and "Zapatos" with two "o"s.

Once more unto the bridge:

Kel, this one's for you:

"Bnee, cum Linate nacseis, nloo muans maes in te murlacae"

Qwghlmian would probably be very tough, but it's an invented language.

Anybody here speaks Welsh or Vasque?

Out of curiosity what is the most guttural language in the world?

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Amazingly enough, it almost kind of still works, since those words are so small and recognizable.

This is what I get out of it:

Bene, cum Latine nascies, nolo manus meas in te ____." Not sure how nascor could become nascies, though, so I could be wrong, and I don't recognize that last word at all.

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Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
This is nonsensical.

Our brains can rearrange words whose letters are disarranged, but do assimilate every letter of the words.

I, imperceptive as I am, could not read this text without slight difficulties, as my optometrist will most-probably know.
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Don't they typically use jumbled words on IQ tests?

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That is scary. I actually read that without thinking about it. I was into the third or fourth line before I realized that the letters were off. :eek:

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He he, after I posted it I thought, "wait a second, did I already post this here once?" In my defense, it is still very interesting and was new to some people. :D

I see once again my mistake of thinking it is possible to post someting interesting and have it taken as a passing amusement rather than having it analyzed to death and back again. Some of you people take things way too seriously. :P

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Counterexample by long word doesn't disprove the research. It's seems plausible to me that common words that we see all the time get "aliased" by our brains. When we see something similar, we pull out the right word. Don't tell me you've never read something fast and realized that you accidentally turned a word into a similar but nonsensical word.

Longer words don't get automatically processed. We actually read them out, so we don't have any facility with reassembling them from parts. It's not that our brains are good at decoding jumbled messes, it's just that are brains are good at ignoring the specifics of the middle when a quick glance shows that the right innards are present.

—Alorael, who thinks the Spanish would probably work better if verbs were somehow written so that only the root were jumbled and the conjugated end and suffixes were not. That can easily be most of the verb, though, so maybe only suffixes need to remain in place.
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Originally written by behind stingy cactus:

Out of curiosity what is the most guttural language in the world?
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I cant read it even now. R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming" Is it still backwards or on itz side.

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I'd say that the most guttural language is Euskara, the Basque language.

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Originally written by Drakefyre:

I'd say that the most guttural language is Euskara, the Basque language.
I thought it was Euskal, or just Euska.

I'd go for one of the South African languages; they're generally so glutteral as to require clicking.

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I hpoe taht you rleazie taht the nwes of smablrincg the mdleids of wrdos is by atullesboy no menas rneect, and teehrfoe not prlactiury ireennsrtig.
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Neither is the knowledge that the scrambling of words is particularly recent particularly recent.

What's the least guttural language in the world?

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Quenya. :P

Seriously? Maybe Finnish, if you go by the relations of vowels to consonants.

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Dunno about that; Finnish seems to have an awful lot of Ks in it.

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Finland has a lot of guttural stops.

EDIT: So does Finnish.

[ Saturday, March 12, 2005 02:31: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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it is readable as long as u use the right letters that were in the original word other wise it could come out to be some thing else

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Don't they typically use jumbled words on IQ tests?
Another proof that the standard IQ tests are very untrustworthy.

There is a difference between perception, the assimilation and reproduction of information, and intelligence, the processing of information.
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IQ tests are ridiculous and anyone who knows their history has to have serious doubts about the very nature of what they're trying to do.

I'd guess that the least guttural language in the world is a Polynesian one, perhaps Hawaiian. Too few consonants and too many vowels to be guttural.

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IQ test are a complete waste of time, I think so at least. The couple I've done here and there (for fun) were 50% visual. For example a multi colored unfolded object. They want you to visualize what it would look like once folded. This is not intelligence it is the ability to get a mental image of what something currently is and what it will be next.

There were a couple questions that someone my age would simply not know because I am too young. Some do calculate age though.

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I think IQ tests are a fairly valuable tool, but maybe because that's just because I do well on them. :P

Seriously, though, the more reputable IQ tests are a better predictor of future academic performance than any other standardised test. I won't deny there are confounding variables in play (notably the self-fulfilling prophecy effect), but still, the high degree of test-retest reliability suggests they at least reliably measure something.

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My main problem with intelligence tests of any kind is that a person's intelligence can change rather dramatically over time. Someone who was not strikingly intelligent at age 10 can turn into a very bright 25-year-old. Intelligence is by no means a set constant within any individual over time.

Also I have trouble trusting anything that was born of the eugenics movement in the '20s and '30s.

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