My experience so far has been that instead of counting the dees and daas, I first learned how all the symbols are made and as I listen I now imagine the letters being drawn by the sound. I don't know if this makes sense and if I should continue but I am on lesson 14 and I'm not seeing a reason this can be confusing...any pointers?
to me this makes a lot of sense, if you mean this here:
If you have that (which is quite likely, I believe it is a very common phenomenon and almost everybody has it in one form or another), then it probably depends on how you draw.
Drawing each letter like the minus and dot characters you see on screen is probably a bad idea (e.g. "-.-." for the letter "C", I tried that myself and got stuck very
soon!). Whether "drawing" is at all a good idea or not, I cannot tell, because I am still learning myself.
But, at least for the moment, I find it very helpful to translate at least some letters (or letter combinations), at least partially, into optical sensations.
The one which has probably helped me the most is the "drawing" of the letters Y and Q, which have at first given me the largest problems.
How to do it is difficult to explain for me, but the idea is that a "y" has a "comma" at its bottom which points to the left, and a "Q" has a comma which points to the right.
So, when the auditory dit "." bleeps up after (or next to) the left minus "-", I have a visual comma flashing up to the left in my mind, like a fast tiny little fireworks rocket which starts at a place, then moves downward and in a circle to the left (like in the real comma ","). If instead the dit bleeps up next to the "right side" minus, the little rocket shoots in a circle to the right (like the mirror image of a comma). The commas are in motion (they are being drawn very fast and do not appear in complete form right away).
Now I'm not at all sure if that
makes sense for you, but at least I hope so, hihi. :-)
Please let me know if you have something similar.