Hello, my name is Layla and I am new to the blog. It’s nice to e-meet you all!
I am something of a collector of unusual hobbies, especially anything to do with language. Learning shorthand has been on my bucket list for years and, after one unsuccessful attempt, I am ready to try again!
Since high school I have used a simple “Shorthand” of my own to take notes since I am always writing. However my “shorthand” is really just a substitution code and doesn’t save much time. It’s also very crack-able, having been invented by myself and my girlfriends at the age of 14 and based upon the old internet language “leet” (1337).
I am learning DJS using the kit with the dictionary as a backup. One thing I have found to be very helpful is rewriting the practice sentences the same way they tell you to rewrite the new words: first once each in the order they appear, then twice each, then as many more times as will fit on the page. For me, that repetition has really helped to cement the forms in my mind. One thing I don’t want to do is progress too quickly, like I did last time, and confuse myself.
Are there are any little tricks like that, especially for learning to remember blends and specific letter combinations, that anyone can share–for DJS or in general?