One neat thing I’ve noticed as I’ve worked at learning to read Shavian is how my experience has mirrored what I’ve seen in kids I’ve taught who were learning how to read. For example, I still spend a lot of time sounding out the letters, but now and then I come across a “sight word” where I just know what it is on sight, without needing to sound it out. Also, how I sometimes get impatient and just try to guess words based on what I think is likely given the context, and how those guesses are often wrong 🤣

I guess I find this neat as a reminder that kids and adults aren’t so different, really. Literacy is a hard skill to learn! Because most adults don’t ever try to learn a new alphabet, I think we forget.