Question About German
So I'm learning German on Duolingo and I'm finding it really easy so far. Is there a reason why all nouns are capitalised? I read in a website that it started a few centuries ago.
There is no real reason as far as I know but a Dutch study has shown that it makes reading easier and it increases reading speed (not limited to German natives, it also works if you introduce noun capitalisation to languages that normally don't use it).
It provides a orientation aid for the eyes and helps to reduce ambiguity but is also criticised for being a common source of spelling mistakes (because it's pretty inconsistent in German).