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I've tried to learn Dvorak before, and one of the things that held me back was how fantastically boring the lessons were. Typing random sequences of meaningless words gets old quick. Now I'm interested in Colemak - much more than I was in Dvorak, but I'm starting to feel the same way. I tried to come up with some creative sentences using only the 8 home-position letters, ARST NEIO, that were more interesting than some of the other ones out there.
Here's my favorite bit so far:
A riot asserts its interests, its intents, in a torrent. Tension, noise, stress: a rain in streets roars, rises in earnest to a sea, terror, no restraint. State tries to arrest, to restrain, in error - a torn nation resents, resists. An artist tastes satire in iron or stone. A transition. Soon, a restoration season.
Most of it is rather sillier, like these alliterative phrases:
Aaron is an artist. As Aaron's aria asserts attention in Asia, Anne assassinates Aaron's assistant Antonio in an arena! Anastasia arrests Anne.
Sinister Satan soon sneers, snares sinners on stairs. Stern seinior state senators in session sit in seats. Sara's sister stares at serene satin seas. Stone streets start at stations, sir.
What do you think? Is there demand for more like this? If anyone would be interested in helping out, I can share some of the tools I'm using to spark my (limited) creativity in building these sentences.
(I know that most typing lessons shy away from using lots of punctuation. That makes sense when teaching from scratch, but since these lessons are meant for people who already type well on QWERTY but are trying to learn Colemak, I go ahead and use any punctuation that hasn't moved.)