• You are not logged in.

Lessons For Colemak beginners

  • Started by nimbostratue
  • 52 Replies:
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

I have created some lessons or sets for the words that I used to find difficult and I remember when I practiced the first 6 sets for one day, I jumped by 5WPM. You can try them, maybe they will be helpful. I used to find set 4 and 5 to be the most difficult and although I typed at some point 50 WPM, I was never able to g; above 30WPM for these sets.
Set1:
people People asking answer answers are rare People asks questions that can't be answered weired really. People should find other alternatives people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers people People asking answer answers

Set2:
laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility laughs Only those leisurely super you your know knew known just like everyone uses fewer vacations productivity responsibility

Set3:
manifestations saints form television cheating that are than their wrongs is belief tragedy caterpillar butterfly anything reason all and of dead armadillos which other edged laugh more edged edged than their edged form from edged edged their than form from edged edged from form than edged form their edged their edged theri edged from edged manifestations saints form television cheating that are than their wrongs is belief tragedy caterpillar butterfly anything reason all and of dead armadillos which other edged laugh more edged edged than their edged form from edged edged their than form from edged edged from form than edged form their edged their edged theri edged from edged manifestations saints form television cheating that are than their wrongs is belief tragedy caterpillar butterfly anything reason all and of dead armadillos which other edged laugh more edged edged than their edged form from edged edged their than form from edged edged from form than edged form their edged their edged theri edged from edged manifestations saints form television cheating that are than their wrongs is belief tragedy caterpillar butterfly anything reason all and of dead armadillos which other edged laugh more edged edged than their edged form from edged edged their than form from edged edged from form than edged form their edged their edged theri edged from edged

Set4:
report birds sang that Satire stupid itching hopeful permanent was can understanding disappoint good obscenity may revenge matrimony like science multiplication sometimes entangled it's lucky going increased help oatmeal more disguised temptation knock overrated controls I'm engineers begin engineers report birds sang that Satire stupid itching hopeful permanent was can understanding disappoint good obscenity may revenge matrimony like science multiplication sometimes entangled it's lucky going increased help oatmeal more disguised temptation knock overrated controls I'm engineers begin engineers report birds sang that Satire stupid itching hopeful permanent was can understanding disappoint good obscenity may revenge matrimony like science multiplication sometimes entangled it's lucky going increased help oatmeal more disguised temptation knock overrated controls I'm engineers begin engineers report birds sang that Satire stupid itching hopeful permanent was can understanding disappoint good obscenity may revenge matrimony like science multiplication sometimes entangled it's lucky going increased help oatmeal more disguised temptation knock overrated controls I'm engineers begin engineers report birds sang that Satire stupid itching hopeful permanent was can understanding disappoint good obscenity may revenge matrimony like science multiplication sometimes entangled it's lucky going increased help oatmeal more disguised temptation knock overrated controls I'm engineers begin engineers

Set5:
didn't sleep speaker's stop saw light bulb determine logic drag you've test planning worth hawk disagree is mean-ness Romeo restless cause said incredible knows enjoy stone enjoy pig blind pig except justifiable Missouri pistols, replace didn't sleep speaker's stop saw light bulb determine logic drag you've test planning worth hawk disagree is mean-ness Romeo restless cause said incredible knows enjoy stone enjoy pig blind pig except justifiable Missouri pistols, replace didn't sleep speaker's stop saw light bulb determine logic drag you've test planning worth hawk disagree is mean-ness Romeo restless cause said incredible knows enjoy stone enjoy pig blind pig except justifiable Missouri pistols, replace didn't sleep speaker's stop saw light bulb determine logic drag you've test planning worth hawk disagree is mean-ness Romeo restless cause said incredible knows enjoy stone enjoy pig blind pig except justifiable Missouri pistols, replace saw enjoy pig saw enjoy pig enjoy saw pig enjoy pig saw enjoy pig saw enjoy pig saw enjoy pig enjoy saw pig

Set6:
Say ray pig dip dig government environment neighborhood  dog you're live always die, always worries neglect dislikes government it's, more than always God, doesn't lei iel ien eni court dig pig dip iliction ilie  families halftime iou ious serious ious let's which clock leisurely. I I'm sinner I'd he's, quote, qu. Say ray pig dip dig government environment neighborhood  dog you're live always die, always worries neglect dislikes government it's, more than always God, doesn't lei iel ien eni court dig pig dip iliction ilie  families halftime iou ious serious ious let's which clock leisurely. I I'm sinner I'd he's, quote, qu. nment ilie ilic ilie nment ilie

Set7:
strong indulge luxury skepticism life itself You nevertheless dedicated jerks husband easy bitter poison except Grab except drive Hollywood Boulevard study You lined you'd Niagra helpful strangers constant there their distinctly criminal change your popular member high lends physically than torus domain crisis schedule yourself thinking tongue remain high research originally flat dog tasteless sixty except experience strong indulge luxury skepticism life itself You nevertheless dedicated jerks husband easy bitter poison except Grab except drive Hollywood Boulevard study You lined you'd Niagra helpful strangers constant there their distinctly criminal change your popular member high lends physically than torus domain crisis schedule yourself thinking tongue remain high research originally flat dog tasteless sixty except experience

Common words:
th he an in er on re ed nd ha at en es of nt ea ti to io le is ou ar as be rt ve the and tha ent ion tio for nde has nce tis oft men ss ee tt ff ll of to in it is be as at so we he by or on do if me my up an go no us am the and for are but not you all any can had her was one our out day get has him his how man new now old see two way who boy did its let put say she too use that with have this will your from they know want been good much some time very when come here just like long make many more only over such take than them well were The of and to in a is that be it by are for was as he with on his at which but from has this will one have not were or all their an I there been many more so when had may today who would time we about after dollars if my other some them being its no only over very you into most than they day even made out first great must these can days every found general her here last new now people public said since still such through under up war well where while years before between country debts good him interest large like make our take upon what

Other:
miserable miserable miserable miserable experience experience experience people people people people people people people experience people experience people experience miserable people experience people miserable experience people experience miserable people experience people miserable experience miserable people experience people experience people experience miserable people experience people experience

you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does you you You you your don't prison you you've your don't you You You You you You you've you'll you you you your don't Don't you don't Your Don't does does does do does do does do does do does

remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think remarkably remarkably though although thought think though remarkably although thought think

always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll always you've always you're always you'll

he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll doesn't he'll

employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer employer had both employer news employer

and also the most 500 common words which you could google easily. Enjoy!

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 136
  • From: Oslo, Norway
  • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
  • Posts: 4,896

Wow, nice work there! Good to see people putting in an effort.  :)

*** Learn Colemak in 2–5 steps with Tarmak! ***
*** Check out my Big Bag of Keyboard Tricks for Win/Linux/TMK... ***

Online
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30

How can I plug these into TypeFaster?   Text doc ???

EDIT ...

Figured it out. Copied one of the original .txt files so it is Unicode (didn't want to stuff around), copied your lists into seprate files called, as you had, Set 1, Set 2, etc, and then dropped them into C:\Program Files\TypeFaster\users\spinifex\layouts\Colemak  with the original word lists.

Works a treat.

Thank you very much. Fantastic. This will keep me going within TypeFaster for weeks.

Last edited by Spinifex (15-Mar-2011 22:50:25)
Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

OR from the graphical user interface(GUI), by going to :
Edit settings > Edit lessons > New Lesson

However, I do not recommend using Typefaster beyond learning the layout, because I felt that it gives you a false sense of accuracy, since the letters in each word are far apart from each other and you can recognize them easily. I used to write some words correctly in it, but when I switched the text to another program, it was more difficult to write since the letters are more close to each other, which is of course the way they should be. I used instead RapidTyping, which is very similar to Typfaster in terms of typing experienced but has the letters more dense or close to each other. Also it is very easy to add text or create lessons. You just hit go to lesson editor (f4), and paste the text there. You can create a course using the plus sign at the bottom of the lesson editor, and in each course you can have sub folder or Lessons, and in each sub folder you can have several lessons. The beauty is about this is that you actually do not need to create anything on the hard drive, you just name things in the program and it takes care of the reset. Also it has very nice statistics(f3).

Another alternative, which I am currently using to increase my accuracy, is Amphetype

you can add your lessons by going to the lesson generator tap, and the program will created either a single copy or multiple copes of each word interleaved according to the selection made int the field:
" In generating....X copies ...... size Y"

for example if you pasted the text "about the" and chose

X,Y --> Out put will be
2,2 --> about the about the
2,1 --> about about the the
I usually choose (3,4)
then you save your lesson by naming it at the bottom of the program and hit "Add to Source"

After that you go to the "Sources" tap, and you can find it there. To type your lesson Select in the Selection method drop menu "In Order", expand your lesson, and double click on the text you see. The nice thing about the program is that it keep repeating the same chunks of text all over again to you until you go above a certain WPM and Accuracy, which you can adjust in the "Sources" tap.


And Here More Lessons:
( you can paste it in Amphetype with interleaving x,y = 3,4. This what I have done)

Most common 1000 words (From the web):

the of to and a in is it you that he was for on are with as I his they be at one have this from or had by hot word but what some we can out other were all there when up use your how said an each she which do their time if will way about many then them write would like so these her long make thing see him two has look more day could go come did number sound no most people my over know water than call first who may down side been now find any new work part take get place made live where after back little only round man year came show every good me give our under name very through just form sentence great think say help low line differ turn cause much mean before move right boy old too same tell does set three want air well also play small end put home read hand port large spell add even land here must big high such follow act why ask men change went light kind off need house picture try us again animal point mother world near build self earth father head stand own page should country found answer school grow study still learn plant cover food sun four between state keep eye never last let thought city tree cross farm hard start might story saw far sea draw left late run don't while press close night real life few north open seem together next white children begin got walk example ease paper group always music those both mark often letter until mile river car feet care second book carry took science eat room friend began idea fish mountain stop once base hear horse cut sure watch color face wood main enough plain girl usual young ready above ever red list though feel talk bird soon body dog family direct pose leave song measure door product black short numeral class wind question happen complete ship area half rock order fire south problem piece told knew pass since top whole king space heard best hour better true . during hundred five remember step early hold west ground interest reach fast verb sing listen six table travel less morning ten simple several vowel toward war lay against pattern slow center love person money serve appear road map rain rule govern pull cold notice voice unit power town fine certain fly fall lead cry dark machine note wait plan figure star box noun field rest correct able pound done beauty drive stood contain front teach week final gave green oh quick develop ocean warm free minute strong special mind behind clear tail produce fact street inch multiply nothing course stay wheel full force blue object decide surface deep moon island foot system busy test record boat common gold possible plane stead dry wonder laugh thousand ago ran check game shape equate hot miss brought heat snow tire bring yes distant fill east paint language among grand ball yet wave drop heart am present heavy dance engine position arm wide sail material size vary settle speak weight general ice matter circle pair include divide syllable felt perhaps pick sudden count square reason length represent art subject region energy hunt probable bed brother egg ride cell believe fraction forest sit race window store summer train sleep prove lone leg exercise wall catch mount wish sky board joy winter sat written wild instrument kept glass grass cow job edge sign visit past soft fun bright gas weather month million bear finish happy hope flower clothe strange gone jump baby eight village meet root buy raise solve metal whether push seven paragraph third shall held hair describe cook floor either result burn hill safe cat century consider type law bit coast copy phrase silent tall sand soil roll temperature finger industry value fight lie beat excite natural view sense ear else quite broke case middle kill son lake moment scale loud spring observe child straight consonant nation dictionary milk speed method organ pay age section dress cloud surprise quiet stone tiny climb cool design poor lot experiment bottom key iron single stick flat twenty skin smile crease hole trade melody trip office receive row mouth exact symbol die least trouble shout except wrote seed tone join suggest clean break lady yard rise bad blow oil blood touch grew cent mix team wire cost lost brown wear garden equal sent choose fell fit flow fair bank collect save control decimal gentle woman captain practice separate difficult doctor please protect noon whose locate ring character insect caught period indicate radio spoke atom human history effect electric expect crop modern element hit student corner party supply bone rail imagine provide agree thus capital won't chair danger fruit rich thick soldier process operate guess necessary sharp wing create neighbor wash bat rather crowd corn compare poem string bell depend meat rub tube famous dollar stream fear sight thin triangle planet hurry chief colony clock mine tie enter major fresh search send yellow gun allow print dead spot desert suit current lift rose continue block chart hat sell success company subtract event particular deal swim term opposite wife shoe shoulder spread arrange camp invent cotton born determine quart nine truck noise level chance gather shop stretch throw shine property column molecule select wrong gray repeat require broad prepare salt nose plural anger claim continent oxygen sugar death pretty skill women season solution magnet silver thank branch match suffix especially fig afraid huge sister steel discuss forward similar guide experience score apple bought led pitch coat mass card band rope slip win dream evening condition feed tool total basic smell valley nor double seat arrive master track parent shore division sheet substance favor connect post spend chord fat glad original share station dad bread charge proper bar offer segment slave duck instant market degree populate chick dear enemy reply drink occur support speech nature range steam motion path liquid log meant quotient teeth shell neck

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

Lesson for f, p, g , l keys:

up will would like long thing look could of for from form before often differ feet friend fish fall fine fly go people part get place live little only good figure field if follow off self father found food left face feel give through great help low line right tell play put port spell big point world build self family front final free fact full first find after found food four should school still learn plant thought let keep might left late while night stop open together children begin got walk example paper far left half fire farm full force foot surface life few fast five always letter until mile group began enough plain girl fill feel fee fad fan few flu fly deaf chef deaf deft defy face fact usual young list though feel talk dog family fade fail fair fake fall fame fate fear feat feel feed fell fees pose leave song product black numeral numeral class happen complete ship half problem piece told pass top king during step hold sing file fill find fine fire firm flat flaw flea fled flee flog flip listen table travel less morning simple several lay against vowel pattern slow love person appear map govern pull fall power fly unit lead plan figure field able pound flow furl fury fuss brief ffair affect belief wife beliefs benefit develop sleep strong special produce lot nothing course wheel full blue island gold possible plane laugh ago game shape brought bring perhaps fill weight affected barefoot blissful beautiful affiliate find fine figure language among although please tell last analysis subtle anger alleged cigarette urinal electrochemistry. premise navigation should would could while model beautiful follow before differ fainnesses inflecting inflection fellowshiping change changing healer God people get heal healer go would only dignify astrology encyclopaedia illumination light all pat pants will always disturbing disrupting climb guy illusion filled imprisoned contributing skill flapping flimping flipping flopping

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

Lesson ( damaging word according to Amphetype program):

corkscrew Ivor intrusion Would like grudgingly hell back from Ambroses' tears defenceless between mercy opened moor please stream Anne eyes towards sinner's said stretch drifted heat head gushed pastor's pull you're been which Queen hair eternal trembled farm-houses waters upstairs footpaths succeeded such abrupt indeed extinguished with agreeable Furey when they fire scattered Hertfordshire sacred dared more great heinous moment friend looked never that much Hughling into inflict cooling through Elliot file This straight kissed Merovingian Michael under courtyard voice headstones spears churchyard many mystery guns easily were upon them Denis Then scolded this came across projections enough have confidences hill Bingley told Rudy other breath first-hand November Exactly venture disgrace Henchy handing your love part worthy intimate dear struck yourself room roads certain absent Miss bottles walk implacable eventually girl's chaste hunters forlorn fields past slowly handed three hand walked crooked stamped terrible branched daughter Goodness lonely their myself fill Very experience personality morning exquisite Orleans bottle little drink floated charm thorns would talked gate villas advise thought discomfort until minutes Charlie nodded fast word bright beauty ancient dogs concluding than cannot fact spread marquise falling acquaintances down thickly curiously lost Swann's unworthy plenty queer country began might you'd crosses rushes again intensity buried muttered expected words satiated lowered looking spite clouds emotions express possible tempered filling while side engage swiftly Jane argument languor town Kurtz's leave short larger barren villa passed money world bounded eastern last Long attraction brain console gentleman shed involved could tried fruits frightened calm precipitous slightly leaned there It's another village natives earth seemed heart remarkably augmented reap rich talent roared before beneath leads success only worst ebbing truth around Company house guards stood sorrow without lists continuing must example father petrified cascades They every Paris over reflections consideration live screamed about beautiful forget

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30

Hi nimbostratue,

Sorry for not replying sooner, but I have been practicing. 

These word lists are pure GOLD... !  Gold I tell you!

I am pasting them into TypeFaster.  I will get to Amphetype soon.

I am about to try the Damaging Words list.

Again, thankyou very much for dredging these up.   I will post up the txt files I am using in TypeFaster soon.

Thanks...

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

@ Spinifex
I am :) that you liked them, and if you find some awkward words that are not listen here, feel free to add them, and I will gladly practice them.

Set 8:
indulge thief tenderest mysteries  indulge thief tenderest mysteries  indulge thief tenderest mysteries indulge thief tenderest mysteries bicycles trajectory scouting customarily bicycles trajectory scouting customarily bicycles trajectory scouting customarily bicycles trajectory scouting customarily sightlines here there yourself sightlines here there yourself sightlines here there yourself sightlines here there yourself completely balances useful country completely balances useful country completely balances useful country completely balances useful country affectionately judges reckless generosity affectionately judges reckless generosity affectionately judges reckless generosity affectionately judges reckless generosity. Thesaurus irresistible surge rogue thesaurus irresistible surge rogue thesaurus irresistible surge rogue thesaurus irresistible surge rogue hyperspace beginning comrades Obedience hyperspace beginning comrades Obedience hyperspace beginning comrades Obedience hyperspace beginning comrades Obedience seasons graceful person disadvantage seasons graceful person disadvantage seasons graceful person disadvantage seasons graceful person disadvantage detail wandering guide themselves detail wandering guide themselves detail wandering guide themselves detail wandering guide themselves despise perversion forward practical despise perversion forward practical despise perversion forward practical despise perversion forward practical

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30

Hi Nimbostratur,

This last Set, Set 8, has a good bias towards words being typed as much as possible with one hand only.    I really like this set, but maybe that is because I found it easy, or it could be that I was enthusiastic about doing it.

How did you construct this word set?

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

Indeed it has the bias you mentioned. I was looking  for the following combinations while making the list "in ie en er es ies sc ec ine ion ar" or words that contain combination of letters on the home row especially (r s i e n ) as they can be problematic for me sometimes,  especially when I try to alternate between them at high speed.

I usually form the sets either by:
1- gathering desired and difficult words while I am typing   on hi-games, typeracer, Mavis beacon, etc...
2- Or, if I want a particular combination of letters (ien) or words containing the letters (r, e, s), then I search them over the links given below using regular expressions such as *ien* , *r*e*s*, etc....


http://worddetector.com/
http://www.morewords.com/
http://www.wordhippo.com/
http://www.wordlistgenerator.net/

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

set 9 ( left hand, right hand words, and some biased combos):

crashes simultaneously scruffs carets atop exactly carrots years wars stars back apart pasta past fat baff dabs bad bag bar bat bra aft apt pa agar gas arc art arcs arts sac as asp sacs asps sag sad sax at tap  ate tag tar attars tax acts attack attracts tats raw raps wraps rapt rasps rags rats saw saws sat bats staff stabs stags stars straws scarfs scars scraps raps scares tabs taps tact tract traps dads data dart dafts wafts drafts rafts adz adds zaps ax caws cats caps cabs carts cads cars cards carps casts castaway fasts vast var wards wart warps wasps vat bag bars bah bards barbs bass bast bate bates

round bound red ridiculous now enemy me joy enjoy you you' jimmy loom lie lye lee Leo lemon Leone lieu elm yak my he him I mine oh oil on no one only ohm ilk ill illumine in inner inn ink nine ion lion union elk eye eel ennui eon eke ken key keel keen yen heel hoe hem hen hue hum hun hunk nil nun nine nee kin mlle mum moo men meek melee menu memo melon me moil

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 2
  • From: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Registered: 18-Feb-2011
  • Posts: 166

I sometimes freeze up on words with "rds", so I made a lesson for it. Then I threw in "rts" so I wouldn't type "rds" everywhere and then I threw in the other letters on the left index.

My r[dtpgb]s lesson:

awards keyboards alerts rewards absorbs yards
hurts corpse wordsmith afterwards curbs heartsick
towards cyborgs courtship herbs Edwards shards
wards harpsichord darts guards backwards carbs
hardship efforts regards birdsnest reverbs corps
standards artsy chords icebergs carts thirds
verbs lords asserts cards sharpshooter records
birdseye suburbs parts fjords swords words arts
proverbs birds cardshark averts affords nerds
Portsmouth dargsman sportswear boards charts

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163
erw said:

I sometimes freeze up on words with "rds".....

'r' and 's' are confusing at the beginning and 'd','g','b' makes your index feel heavy on Colemak and it is easy to type 't' or 'b' instead of 'd'.
BTW, good and difficult lesson, my speed was below 25 WPM for the first time. Maybe I was tired after typing a lot today, but I will try it tomorrow

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

Lesson: All colemak pure left and right hand real words.
I found that after practicing set 9 , which is mainly left an right hand words, that my accuracy has improved by more than half, so I decided to gather create this lengthy lesson, which I have not practiced yet.

Left-hand:

qat qats wab wabs wad wads waff waffs waft wafts wag wags wap waps war warcraft warcrafts ward wards warp warps wars warsaw warsaws wart warts was wasp wasps wast wasts wat watap wataps wats watt watts waw waws wax wrap wraps wrapt fa fact facts fad fads fag fags far farad farads fard fards fart farts fas fast fasts fat fats fatwa fatwas fava favas fax fracas frag frags frap fraps frass frat frats pa pac paca pacas pacs pact pacts pad pads pap papa papas papaw papaws paps par para paras pard pards parr parrs pars part parts pas pass past pasta pastas pasts pat pataca patacas pats paw pawpaw pawpaws paws pax paxwax pazazz pfft prat prats psst gab gabbard gabbards gabbart gabbarts gabs gad gads gaff gaffs gag gaga gags gap gaps gar garb garbs gars gas gasbag gasbags gasp gasps gast gasts gat gats gawp gawps gazar gazars grab grabs grad grads graft grafts grappa grappas grasp grasps grass grat aa aas ab aba abaca abacas abaft abas abba abbas abfarad abfarads abracadabra abracadabras abs abstract abstracts abwatt abwatts act acta acts ad adapt adapts add addax adds ads adz afar afars aff aft ag aga agar agars agas apart apparat apparats apt ar arb arbs arc arcs arf arfs arras ars art arts as asp asps ass at atap ataps att attar attars attract attracts ava avadavat avadavats avast avatar avatars avgas aw awa award awards ax rabat rabats rad radar radars rads raff raffs raft rafts rag raga ragas ragbag ragbags rags ragtag ragtags rap raps rapt ras rasp rasps rat ratatat ratatats ratbag ratbags rats rattrap rattraps raw raws rax razz sab sabbat sabbats sabra sabras sabs sac sacra sacs sad sag saga sagas saggar saggard saggards saggars sags sap saps sard sardar sardars sards sarsar sarsars sass sassafras sat satara sataras satrap satraps saw saws sax scab scabbard scabbards scabs scad scads scag scags scar scarab scarabs scarf scarfs scarp scarps scars scart scarts scat scats scatt scatts scrag scrags scrap scraps spa spar spars spas spat spats spaz sprag sprags sprat sprats stab stabs staff staffs stag staggard staggards staggart staggarts stags star stars start starts stat stats staw strap straps strass strata stratas straw straws swab swabs swag swags swap swaps sward swards swarf swarfs swart swat swats ta tab tabard tabards tabs tact tacts tad tads tag tagrag tagrags tags tap tapa tapas taps tar tarp tarps tars tart tartar tartars tarts tas tass tat tatar tatars tats tav tavs taw taws tax taxa tazza tazzas tract tracts trad trap traps trapt trass tsar tsars twa twas twat twats tzar tzars dab dabs dad dada dadas dads daff daffs daft dag dagga daggas dags dap daps darb darbs dart darts dastard dastards data daw daws dawt dawts drab drabs draff draffs draft drafts drag drags drat drats draw drawbar drawbars draws dwarf dwarfs zaffar zaffars zag zags zap zaps zarf zarfs zax cab cabs caca cacas cad cads caff caffs cap caps car caracara caracaras carapax carat carats carb carbs carcass card cards carp carps carr carrs cars cart carts casa casaba casabas casas casava casavas cascara cascaras cassaba cassabas cassata cassatas cassava cassavas cast casts cat cataract cataracts catawba catawbas cats catspaw catspaws caw caws crab crabgrass crabs craft crafts crag crags crap craps crass cravat cravats craw crawdad crawdads craws czar czardas czars vac vacs var vara varas vars vas vasa vast vasts vat vats vav vavs vaw vaward vawards vaws ba baa baas baba babas bacca baccara baccaras baccarat baccarats bad badass bads baff baffs bag bagass bags bap baps bar barb barbs bard bards barf barfs bars bas bass bast bastard bastards basts bat bats batt batts bawd bawds bazaar bazaars bazar bazars bra bract bracts brad brads brag braggart braggarts brags bras brass brassard brassards brassart brassarts brat brats brava bravas braw braws braza brazas brr brrr


Right Hand:

jee jehu jejune jejunely jejunum jell jelly jellylike jemmy jenny jeon jeu jill jillion jiminy jimminy jimmy jin jink jinn jinnee jinni jo joe joey john johnny join joke jokey jokily joky jole jollily jolly jouk joule joy juju juke julienne jun junk junkie junkmen junky lee leek lei lek leke leku lemon lemony leno leone leonine leu leukon ley li lie lien lieu like likely liken lily lilylike lime limekiln limen limey limn limo limonene limuli limy lin line linelike linemen linen lineny liney linin link linkmen linky linn lino linoleum linum liny lion lionlike lo loin loll lolly lomein lone lonelily lonely loo looey looie look loom loon looney loony louie lull lulu lum lumen lune lunk lunule luny lye uh uke ukelele ukulele ulu um umm un unhelm unholily unholy unhook union unkennel unkink unlike unlikely unlink unyoke ye yeelin yeh yelk yell yen yeomen yeuk yeuky yill yin ylem yo yok yoke yokel yolk yolky yom yomim yon yoni you yuk yule yum yummy he heel heh heil heinie helio helium hell hellhole hellion hello helm helo hem heme hemin hemline hen henlike hey hi hie hike hili hill hillo hilly hilum him hin hinny hm hmm ho hoe hoelike hoke hokey hokily hokku hokum hole holey holily holk hollo holloo holly holm holmium holy home homelike homely homey homily hominine hominy homo homonym homonymy homy hon hone honey honeymoon honk honkey honkie honky hooey hook hookey hooklike hooky hoolie hooly hoy hoyle hue huh hulk hulky hull hullo hum hun hunh hunk hunky hyenine hymen hymenium hymn hymnlik ne nee neem nellie nelly nene neon neuk neum neume nielli niello nihil nil nill nim nine ninny ninon no noel noh noil noily nolo nom nome nomen nominee nomoi none nonheme nonhome nonillion nonimmune nonmen nonmoney nonoily nonunion nonyl noo nook nooklike nooky noon noumenon noun nu nuke null numen nun nunlike nylon eel eellike eely eh eikon eke ekuele el elemi elhi elk ell elm elmy eloin em eme emeu emu en enemy enjoin enjoy ennui ennuye ennuyee enoki enol eon eye eyehole eyehook eyelike eyen eyne ikon ileum ilium ilk ill illinium illume illumine illy imine imino immune immy in inhume inion ink inkle inklike inky inly inn inulin ion ionium ionone oe oenomel oh ohm oho oil oilhole oilily oilmen oily oink oinomel oke okeh ole olein oleine oleo oleum olio om omen on one onion oniony onium online only ooh oy keek keel keen keenly kelim kelly ken kennel keno key keyhole khi khoum kike kilim kill killie killjoy kiln kilo kilojoule kilomole kimono kin kine kinin kink kinkily kinky kino knee kneehole kneel knell knoll knolly koel kohl koi koine kolo konk kook kookie kooky kue kummel kune me meek meekly meikle meinie meiny mel melee mell melon mem meme memo men meno menu meou mho mi mien mike mil mile milieu milium milk milkily milkmen milky mill mille millennium millieme millime millimho millimole milline milliohm million milo mim mime mimeo mine mini minikin minim minimill minimum minion minium mink minke minny mm mo mohel mohelim moil mojo moke mol mole molehill moline moll mollie molly moly mom mome momi mommy mon monellin money moneymen monie monk monkey mono monohull mony moo mool mooley moon mooneye moonily moonlike moony moue mouille moujik moulin mu muhly mujik mukluk mule muley mull mullein mullen mulley mullion mum mumm mummy mumu mun muni munnion muon muonium muumuu my myelin myeline.

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30
nimbostratue said:

Lesson: All colemak pure left and right hand real words.
I found that after practicing set 9 , which is mainly left an right hand words, that my accuracy has improved by more than half, so I decided to gather create this lengthy lesson, which I have not practiced yet.

Left-hand:   ...

...



Right Hand: ...

...
.


Bloody ell....  :) 

I had read / suspected that concentrated drills focusing intensely on one hand only would improve accuracy..

Excellent work..

Are you still using Amphetype?

Last edited by Spinifex (28-Mar-2011 03:17:09)
Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163
Spinifex said:

..Are you still using Amphetype?..

Yes I use it for the "Lesson for f, p, g , l keys:", and the lessons that come in the program. For other lessons that I have created, I use RapidTyping because I feel so lazy to correct the mistakes, and the program allows me either to step over the error or it stops me when I attempt to input a wrong letter and I do not need to hit backspace. Also it allows me to organize lesson in groups and provide some nice statistic.

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 2
  • From: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Registered: 18-Feb-2011
  • Posts: 166

I've made a lesson of words with "ght" -- and then thrown in some with "gth" so you pay attention :-)

fought insight eightball heights sleight delightful
naughty dwight strengthened limelight bought freightliner
frightened slaughterhouse lengthy brought tights alright
lightning fistfight ought knight foresight dreadnought
righteousness daughter eighths nightshade flashlight
draught strength weightless mighty spaceflight sought
laughter slightly lengthened might fraught tightened
enlightenment taught strengthless brighten uptight
thoughtful length straight

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163
erw said:

I've made a lesson of words with "ght" -- and then thrown in some with "gth" so you pay attention :-)

hmm, I discovered that I am really weak in distinguishing between ght and gth, and I made 3 errors in gth. I am embarrassed to say this but I only managed 13WPM for two times, but of course this shall improve later when I rest as now I am really tired and I must sleep. I must say though  that this is a really confusing lesson.

Last edited by nimbostratue (29-Mar-2011 00:04:02)
Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30
nimbostratue said:
erw said:

I've made a lesson of words with "ght" -- and then thrown in some with "gth" so you pay attention :-)

....

I must say though  that this is a really confusing lesson.


That is a good thing.  That is the whole purpose of practice; to identify and improve upon areas of weakness.  I need to try these lessons... 

That looks like a good lesson Erw...

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 14-Jan-2011
  • Posts: 163

Lesson: *ion*, *nio*, *oin* + focus on 's' + Challenge of your accuracy

I have added some words that contain *nion* so you do not know which is which :),  but I tried also to include some simple words in between the lengthy ones to make the lesson more pleasurable, though I doubt it. Do not be frustrated in the beginning, cuz you will make mistakes and I managed only 10WPM on the first trial.

coniosis actions adjoining fusion bionic disunionists fiction appointments cushion reunionist autoinfection adaption unionisation adhesion checkpoint illusion unionised coincidence abduction unionising accretion assertion coincidentally companion unionisms diphenylhydantoins decisions acrimoniousnesses delusions disappointments evections amniocenteses absorption disjointedly alternation evildoings carbanions calumniously criterions echoing opinions creationism outgoing educational endpoints implication jointedly microinjection acceleration ceremoniousnesses fractionally microinstruction appreciations companionable brutalization misdoing conditionalities onions counterespionage pinpointing companionablenesses biodeteriorations pointlessly congregationalists reunion interdenominational viewpoints institutionalization conioses constitutionalization craniometry anion disharmonious companions ignominiousnesses intercommunions junior sanctimoniously

Last edited by nimbostratue (30-Mar-2011 00:06:24)
Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 2
  • From: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Registered: 18-Feb-2011
  • Posts: 166

I think I have a speed gain to unlock if I learn to remember to roll 'ul' and 'lu', so I made a lul lesson for the lulz:

soulful popular could clueless vault doleful Euler sulfur hurtful plum deluge allude
bashful lulz culture soluble aqualung globule Uluru would flush fluor lullaby module fluke
fault joule cyclus pilule Honolulu coagulate bull assault slum plunder maul slug elude
cumulus muscular cellular multimolecular uvular hulu plummer include annul club pulley
ultramasculine result fulfil slurp pluck capsule Pauline blue dull slung Capulet skilful
multicellular absolute glue pulsar consult conclude shouldn't valuable nebula Lulu mule
vuln bulb awful bulldog diluted ocular sulphur foul multicultural plug boulder skillful
ghoul clumsy nullify sulky wouldn't joyful culpa plume polluted unlucky jugular helpful
delusion illusion soul resultful unplug bulgur volume careful skull clutch plunge Pluto
full slush bluff fulfill unruly ultra dutiful lungful bulbous Zulu lustful adult cult null
Paul salute oculus secular awfully cheerful ululation chillum tulip painful sluggish Abdul
hull recluse blush modulus modular plummet prelude bulk sultan faultfully Julio angular
pull yule plushy fulcrum tubular Romulus kludge rule July lawful Columbia culprit flutter
impulse Julia aluminum haul value should pendulum mouldy gulf bulwark phylum tumult fluffy
gulp insult ampule column playful failure vulcano plural bulge sullen couldn't ukulele

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 3
  • Registered: 08-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 656

Left hand and right hand only lesson is really fun to type! Thx guys.

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 0
  • Registered: 29-Dec-2010
  • Posts: 30
Tony_VN said:

Left hand and right hand only lesson is really fun to type! Thx guys.

I know!  These two have put together some great lessons.   

I haven't tested speed for a while but I can feel the improvement whenever I am working.   

Keep it up guys.    I am always happy to try some more lessons.  Especially as you come across your own problem areas.  I can almost guarantee that if either of you have identified a key combination that is giving you trouble, then someone else will also be having trouble with th same key combination.

Thanks.   Keep typing..

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 2
  • From: Aalborg, Denmark
  • Registered: 18-Feb-2011
  • Posts: 166

Here are some common words in Danish that you can try for some finger gymnastics:

DANISH     ENGLISH
godt       good
lidt       a little
rigtigt    real, right, true
vigtigt    important
sagde      said
lagde      placed, laid, put
bagved     behind
folk       people
hvilke     which
klar       ready, clear
enkel      simple, plain, single
hjem       home
hej        hi
nej        no
jeg        I
dig        you (singular) (fun fact: the plural "you" is "I" in Danish)
dog        though

Try them:

godt lidt rigtigt vigtigt sagde lagde bagved folk hvilke klar enkel hjem hej nej jeg dig dog
godt lidt rigtigt vigtigt sagde lagde bagved folk hvilke klar enkel hjem hej nej jeg dig dog
godt lidt rigtigt vigtigt sagde lagde bagved folk hvilke klar enkel hjem hej nej jeg dig dog

As you may notice, Colemak is not optimal for Danish :-/

Offline
  • 0
  • Reputation: 136
  • From: Oslo, Norway
  • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
  • Posts: 4,896

godt lidt rigtigt vigtigt sagde lagde bagved folk hilke klar enel hjem hej nej jeg dig dog

Well, okay - Colemak isn't optimized for Danish. And those are fairly common words. But no matter what you'll always have a few awkward words and that's not what breaks a layout. More importantly, there are remedies for some of your troubles!

godt lidt: Use alternative fingering, moving the middle finger in with the index finger so that when you go for the 'd' with the index, the middle finger hits the following 't'.
rigtigt vigtigt: Same approach
sagde lagde: Slide from the 'g' to the 'd'; this is easy to do on my IBM keyboard but may be harder on some boards (especially flat laptop boards)
bagved: No suggestions; it's just one of those words you'll have to type in two parts I guess
folk hvilke klar: The 'lk' digraph isn't special for Danish. I use the middle finger for the 'l' and index for 'k'.
enkel: Tricky; one possibility is to move in the hand for an inwards roll but I wouldn't train that myself.
hjem: Just one of those words, you know.
hej nej jeg dig dog: I fail to see the problem? Unless your hand position is wrong somehow these shouldn't present a problem I think.

These techniques are worth learning if you type a lot. And if you don't, you don't have a big problem.

*** Learn Colemak in 2–5 steps with Tarmak! ***
*** Check out my Big Bag of Keyboard Tricks for Win/Linux/TMK... ***

Online
  • 0