A rich man's definition from, The American Heritage Dictionary :


dys·lex·i·a( d¹s-lµk"s¶-) n. 1. A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words. [New Latin dys- Greek lexis speech( from legein to speak) ;See leg- in Indo-European Roots.] dys·lec "tic ( -lµk"t¹k) n.

leg- . Important derivatives are: leech 1 lectern lecture legend legible legion lesson coil 1 collect 1 diligent elect intelligent neglect sacrilege select lexicon catalog dialect dialogue eclectic legal legitimate loyal legislator privilege legacy allege colleague delegate relegate logic analogous apology epilogue logarithm prologue syllogism To collect; with derivatives meaning " to speak. " I.

1. LEECH 1 , from Old English l Æce, physician, from Germanic *l ¶kjaz, enchanter, one who speaks magic words, perhaps from leg- .

2. LECTERN , ( LECTION ), LECTURE , LEGEND , LEGIBLE , LEGION , LESSON ; ( COIL 1 ), COLLECT 1 , DILIGENT , ELECT , INTELLIGENT , NEGLECT , PRELECT , SACRILEGE , SELECT , SORTILEGE , from Latin legere , to gather, choose, pluck, read.

3. LEXICON , LOGION , -LOGUE , -LOGY ; ALEXIA , ANALECTS , ANTHOLOGY , CATALOG , DIALECT , ( DIALOGUE ), DYSLEXIA , ECLECTIC , HOROLOGE , PROLEGOMENON , from Greek legein , to gather, speak, with logos , speech (see 6 ).

4. Suffixed form *leg-no- . LIGNEOUS , LIGNI- , from Latin lignum , wood, firewood ( < " that which is gathered ").

5. Possibly lengthened-grade form *l ¶g-. a. LEGAL , LEGIST , LEGITIMATE , LEX , LOYAL ; LEGISLATOR , PRIVILEGE , from Latin l ¶x, law (? < " collection of rules "); b. LEGACY , LEGATE ; COLLEAGUE , ( COLLEGIAL ), DELEGATE , RELEGATE , from Latin denominative l ¶g³re, to depute, commission, charge ( < " to engage by contract "; but possibly from legh- ).

6. Suffixed o-grade form *log-o- . LOGIC , LOGISTIC , LOGO- , LOGOS , -LOGY ; ANALOGOUS , APOLOGUE , APOLOGY , DECALOGUE , EPILOGUE , HOMOLOGOUS , LOGARITHM , PARALOGISM , PROLOGUE , SYLLOGISM , from Greek logos , speech, word, reason. [ Pokorny le ª- 658. ]
 


If that was not too much, check out what is found under Dysgraphia:

dys·graph·ia ( d¹s-gr²f"¶-) n. 1. Impairment of the ability to write, usually caused by brain dysfunction or disease. [New Latin dys- Greek -graphia -graphy ] dys·graph "ic adj.


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