Monday, September 06, 2010

Reading Arabic is Hard for the Brain say Israeli Scientists

No comment. No comment. Please feel free to comment as I don't have the slightest clue what to say about this. Has anyone checked out the origin of the scientists? I suppose reading Hebrew is easier..

From the BBC:

Israeli scientists believe they have identified why Arabic is particularly hard to learn to read.

The University of Haifa team say people use both sides of their brain when they begin reading a language - but when learning Arabic this is wasting effort.

mark the use of the words "wasting effort".
The researchers looked at 40 university students. Some of the students only spoke Hebrew, while some also spoke and read Arabic well.
Characters in English and Hebrew are easier to tell apart because there are clearer differences between them than there are in Arabic.

Lets end things with a joke, here is how to read Hebrew:

A team of archaeologists was excavating in Israel when they came upon a cave.

Written on the wall of the cave were the following symbols in order of appearance.

1. A dog
2. A donkey
3. A shovel
4. A fish
5. A Star of David

They decided that this was a unique find and the writings were at least more than three thousand years old. They chopped out the piece of stone and had it brought to the museum where archaeologists from all over the world came to study the ancient symbols.

They held a huge meeting after months of conferences to discuss what they felt were the meaning of the markings.

The President of their Society stood up and pointed at the first drawing and said, "This looks like a dog.

We can judge that this was a highly intelligent race as they knew how to have animals for companionship.

To prove this statement you can see that the next symbol resembles a donkey, so, they were even smart enough to have animals help them till the soil.

The next drawing looks like a shovel of some sort, which means they even had tools to help them. Even further proof of heir high intelligence is the fish which means that if that they had famine that hit the earth whereby the food didn't grow, they would take to the sea for food.

The last symbol appears to be the Star of David which means they were evidently Hebrews.

"The audience applauded enthusiastically and the President smiled and said, I'm glad to see that you are all in full agreement with our interpretations."

Suddenly a little old Jewish man stood up in the back of the room and said, "I object to every word. The explanation of what the writings say is quite simple.

First of all, everyone knows that Hebrews don't read from left to right, but from right to left...

Now, look again..... It now says:



Lost b2amreeka. said...

okay.... NO COMMENT!

i'm jst commenting here to comment.

I have SOOOOOOOO much to say about this issue.

UGH. Aggravation.

STUPID STUPID STUPID . hmph. ima go read ur other post now.



Malat 3alaikom.

Anonymous said...

Love the blog, I'll be reading!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the blog, and the fresh perspective... I'll be reading :)

LorD AymZ said...

LISA - 1st :P

thank u AiK