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Posted: 2017-02-02 17:39
I am embarrassed to write this, but I am having the hardest time learning the easiest letter. E. Yes the single dit. I've been learning off and on for years, but found LCWO a couple weeks ago and just recently started in earnest.
I've played around with speeds, right now doing lessons at 30/10. I need the character speed to be fast, otherwise my brain builds a visual picture of the dots and dashes instead of learning the sound. I can easily get all the letters that contain at least one dash, but E and to a lesser extent I are tripping me up. Maybe they are so short that they startle my brain and trip it up, and as a result I miss the next letter.
Keeping at it though, hopefully this is just a little block that I can fight through.
Posted: 2017-02-02 18:54
Same for everyone I think ( except those who mix up two characters and have to unlearn )
"e" is the shortest so you have the least time for recognition and no chance of partial recognition.
"i" is next most troublesome . .
ei together will soon sound like a single entity.
Have you tried at 20wpm character speed??
30/10 is quite fast for first learning the alphnumerics
The best way is to learn it ALL as quickly as you can, so that you feel you have actually achieved something ( hurrah )
work towards speeding up,
will happen anyway, just through usage without any effort whatsoever ( yippee )
Posted: 2017-02-03 07:28
20/10 works a bit better, but it's really easy to visualize the dots and dashes at that speed. I'll continue to tweak and experiment.
Posted: 2017-04-06 05:08
You're doing better than me. I get K and U mixed up; I'm only on the second lesson.
Posted: 2017-04-23 23:15
I agree with cb - Chris, I find e difficult and t the next difficult and I think that it is the short time span for sound-recognition-context-output (output in my case is both written and typing - not at the same time!). In both cases e and t it's often the following letter that I miss due to the short time span
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