How does reading a word by its shape work? Do you ever get confused by words shaped similarly?
Ok, so the way this was explained to me is that I read English the way japanese people read kanji, where the character stands for an entire concept rather than a series of sounds that make up a word. Or like reading one of Carrie Fisher’s emoji texts, I guess?
It’s a “This collection of lines has this meaning” thing, rather than a “These shapes mean these sounds which mean this concept thing” if that makes sense?
I rarely have problems READING things. Honestly you can sub in words with keysmash nonsense (e.g. spofdghf) to an astonishing degree before meaning is lost for me, as long as I have a bit of context. I have no idea how to actually pronounce ‘epistemology’ but I can write about the meaning of what makes knowledge knowledge for ages.
I have more difficulty when it comes to writing things. I can remember WHICH lines and shapes were in a word, but forget what damn order they went in. I also had a habit of flipping letters vertically- b/p and d/q for instance. So when I hand-write, I tend to capitalize them, even in the middle of words.