Points of view

18th July 2003 at 01:00
* YOU suggest population size as a reason for international differences in reading (TES, July 4). But what about varying difficulty of different written languages? Languages such as Italian are almost fully phonetic which must make reading easier. The fact that Japanese children are near the top of the list suggests written Japanese is not too difficult for native speakers.

Joan Dean Lakeside House, 70A Waterloo Road, Wokingham

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