We learned to read after we understood our spoken native language.
When we understood the words being used around us, we could identify words made up of the letters which stood for those sounds. Those sounds blended together create words we know.
Those words clustered into sentences created thoughtful comprehension, and we could read.
We comprehended what we read because we identified the sound that the letters represent, and then blended those sounds into words that we are ready knew, but you can't sound out “knew.”
It is for that reason that identifying a “whole” word, and not sounding out the letters in the word, is vital for language fluency.
The Breidner Linguistic Method uses this process to acquire a new language.
Identifying the sounds of the letters that individually make up a word can be, so overwhelming that the meaning of the word and the sentence become lost.
Pronunciation marks around letters [diacritical marks] that may be found in most dictionaries, add to this difficulty. Imagine reading a text in English with the diacritical marks around every word as it is in many Hebrew texts.
English readers and speakers create word clusters blending sounds that have meaning.
Example: Can you open the can of Polish polish? Note how you just modified the vowel sounds in can/can and Polish/polish in order for the sentence to have meaning.
BLM uses an individual's native language to enable communication in a new language with words that have meaning to the reader/speaker.
The Breidner Linguistic Method permits English readers to identify the sounds of letters, in this case the Hebrew, morphed into English words, without study or memorization.
BLM uses English to decode Hebrew letters by reading the Psalms, as a first step toward acquiring a Hebrew vocabulary for comprehension.
After learning how to use Hebrew letters to easily read English words, Hebrew words are slowly substituted intuitively in a sentence, beginning the process of developing a Hebrew vocabulary.
English speakers have learned to read Hebrew effortlessly using BLM.
The Breidner Linguistic Method uses the individual's native language to learn a new language.