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68« 168. Again, our eye passes over printed lines differently from the way it passes over arbitrary pothooks and flourishes. ) The eye passes, one would like to say, with particular ease, without being held up; and yet it doesn't skid. And at the same time involuntary speech goes on in the imagination. —But what in all this is essential to reading as such? Not any one feature that occurs in all cases of reading. (Compare reading ordinary print with reading words which are printed entirely in capital letters, as solutions of puzzles sometimes are.

All the time? or just while you are making a move? —How queer that knowing how to play chess should take such a short time, and a game so much longer! 6o« PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATIONS I Or again, B does not think of formulae. He watches A writing his numbers down with a certain feeling of tension, and all sorts of vague thoughts go through his head. " He finds the series 4, 6, 8, 10 and says: Now I can go on. Or he watches and says "Yes, I know that series"—and continues it, just as he would have done if A had written down the series i, 3, 5, 7, 9.

Imagine having to use this mark regularly as a letter; so that you got used to uttering a particular sound at the sight of it, say the sound "sh". Can we say anything but that after a while this sound comes automatically when we look at the mark? " —nor, of course, do I tell myself "This mark makes me want to utter the sound 'sh' ", nor yet "This mark somehow reminds me of the sound 'sh' ". ) 167. Now what is there in the proposition that reading is 'a quite particular process'? ——On the other hand, however, there is certainly some uniformity in the experience of reading a page of print.

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