How Many ' F's Do You See...?...and why ?

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How Many ' F's Do You See...?...and why ?
« on: 21/03/2008 23:00:25 »
Dear 'F' Ologists !

See this phrase ?...how many F's do you see ?

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Most Native English speakers see 3....others see 6..


WHY ?..!!...why do we miss some 'F's ?


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« Reply #1 on: 22/03/2008 00:24:54 »
Dear 'F' Ologists !

See this phrase ?...how many F's do you see ?

FINISHED FILES ARE
THE RESULT OF YEARS OF
SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED
WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS


Most Native English speakers see 3....others see 6..


WHY ?..!!...why do we miss some 'F's ?

In the phrase I see 3 F's, in your entire post I see 6.

Regarding the why......I see that many cos that's how many there are. [;D]



Hmmmmmm......did I miss any?
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« Reply #2 on: 22/03/2008 02:05:19 »
I only saw two the first time through

But I guess most native speakers skip over 'of' and miss the 'f's there.
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« Reply #3 on: 22/03/2008 02:09:08 »
yeah I also missed the "of"'s too

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« Reply #4 on: 22/03/2008 05:20:09 »
I see 6 in the phrase and 2 more at the start of the post ..... I have also had this shown  to me before..... interesting eh?
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« Reply #5 on: 22/03/2008 08:05:53 »
I see 8..... count 'em!

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« Reply #6 on: 22/03/2008 12:07:32 »
Well if you guys wanna be that way I see a total of 10 within his post and title ha

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« Reply #7 on: 22/03/2008 13:22:14 »
LOL..YOU ALL KNOW I mean the phrase in CAPITALS !!

arrrrrrrrrgghhhhhhhhhhh !!!



I would like to know why native english speakers miss the 'f's in 'Of' though !!...though clearly non-native english speakers are for more into the detail of the language and would not miss them......
« Last Edit: 22/03/2008 13:37:04 by neilep »
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« Reply #8 on: 23/03/2008 14:27:44 »
Is it not just because we are looking for the 'eff' sound at the beginning of a word or syllable. The 'f' in "of" is a 'v' sound.
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« Reply #9 on: 23/03/2008 14:34:44 »
very true..didnt think of that

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« Reply #10 on: 24/03/2008 09:30:06 »
I can't see 8. Show me. You could put the effs in capitals.

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« Reply #11 on: 25/03/2008 02:41:41 »
Is it not just because we are looking for the 'eff' sound at the beginning of a word or syllable. The 'f' in "of" is a 'v' sound.
Wadya fink?

That leads to the paradox that arguably the 'F' in 'of' is the only true old English word with 'F', the others having been imported from romance languages (and, ofcourse, the Germans do pronounce their 'f's as a 'v' sound).

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« Reply #12 on: 25/03/2008 04:59:36 »
Dear 'F' Ologists !

See this phrase ?...how many F's do you see ?

FINISHED FILES ARE
THE RESULT OF YEARS OF
SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED
WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS


Most Native English speakers see 3....others see 6..


WHY ?..!!...why do we miss some 'F's ?

In the phrase I see 3 F's, in your entire post I see 6.

Regarding the why......I see that many cos that's how many there are. [;D]



Hmmmmmm......did I miss any?

Yes you did! There are six in the phrase and thats what counts!

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« Reply #13 on: 25/03/2008 05:01:12 »
LOL..YOU ALL KNOW I mean the phrase in CAPITALS !!

arrrrrrrrrgghhhhhhhhhhh !!!



I would like to know why native english speakers miss the 'f's in 'Of' though !!...though clearly non-native english speakers are for more into the detail of the language and would not miss them......

LOL.. I knew what you meant! LOL... We are all just being difficult! LOL LOL!

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