From: André Szabolcs Szelp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 01:01:31 CDT
> Now if I were
> using the a-f notation, she would be (reasonably) confused as to why
> numbers are unique, but *other* numbers are also letters.
You greatly underestimate the abilities of children. This sentence of
yours is especially (reasonably) confusing, given that yourself
attested some sentences above the outstanding mental capabilities of
> My four year old can grasp tonal
> just as well as she could decimal had I been teaching that.
Actually, it's quite a common (mis)-conception, often even used as
arguments for spelling reforms, that children wouldn't be able to cope
with some idiosynchrasies of certain orthographic systems. Guess how
they coped that far...
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