Originally Posted by Requiem
Yeah. Just because we can do this (most people) doesn't mean that we should be able to "learn" languages easier simply by reading them. It is a completely different type of process that involves a lot of skills. That is why it is stressed for people to be able to get their kids enrolled in foreign language programs as soon as elementary school. Wish I would have been able to before 6th grade.
So lets say instead of replacing letters with numbers you replaced them with symbols or letters from the language you are learning. Wouldn't the brain start to associate the two together ?