Studies show that English speakers recognize words as a whole, they don’t read it letter by letter. When the letters in a word are mixed up, as long as the first and last letter are still in place, most people still can read the word like nothing is wrong.
And if that above question was directed at me (about verbs and nouns), usually i know at a glance what the word is and what it means, but the first thing to come to my mind isn’t “verb” or “noun”. It’s more like a subconscious awareness that it is a verb or a noun. I don’t have to tell myself it is, if that makes sense. but to get a full meaning I do have to read the entire sentence. I’m sure though with Japanese it is the same for you, but I read and understand writing in my native language quite quickly. The understanding comes immediately with the reading.
@Pianissimo Thank you for answering! I know I can read Japanese faster because it's my native language. But Japanese consists of three different character sets and when it is written only in hiragana (representing only sounds), I cannot read it as fast as when it is written in both kanji and hiragana because each kanji has its meaning. I feel English is the same as Japanese written only in hiragana...
「放射能汚染された後の世界の話。主人公はこの男性2人。宗教組織を検挙した時に教団から崇拝されていたらしい翼のある少女を見つける。」←full sentence 「放射能汚染 後 世界 話。主人公 この男性2人。 宗教組織を検挙 時 教団から崇拝さ いたらし 翼 少女 見つ 。」←when I read fast
@ossamu some people who really study English and Grammar are able to determine the nouns, verbs, etc. just at a glance. I am able to do so, because I had studied it for a long period of time. Not all people can but it does take practice to be able to pick them out in a sentence:) I Hope this helps!!
@ossamu Interesting! I think the reason hiragana sentences are harder to read might be because you do have to sound it out to understand since there’s no spaces and a lot of homophones! I think English words become like kanji where you recognize them for a meaning and don’t sound it out like hiragana (unless it’s a new word you’ve never seen) Languages are so interesting!!
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