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Old 10-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #29
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http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...102926,00.html

It's an old article, from 2001, so it could well be dated. It talks about Italians with dyslexia read better than people with dyslexia from France or England. The article claims:


English has 1,120 different ways of spelling its 40 phonemes, the sounds required to pronounce all its words. By contrast, Italian needs only 33 combinations of letters to spell out its 25 phonemes. As a result, reading Italian takes a lot less effort, and that's probably why the reported rate of dyslexia in Italy is barely half that in the U.S., where about 15% of the population is affected to varying degrees.

It isn't saying that Italians are less likely to have dyslexia, but only that they are less likely to notice it.
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