Using Custom Slides

Re: On the use of custom slides -- Jean Ichbiah
Posted by Blair Martin , Mon, Feb 17, 2003, 08:56:25 Top Forum

Thanks for such a good reply. I have reversed my short and long slides to try it out.

Evidently, Fitaly users develop a list of often-used words and assign them to slides in a mnemonical order. Fitaly 3 surely enlarges the scope for doing that:
26 lower-case alphas x 8 = 208
26 upper-case alphas x 8 = 208
14 special keys x 8 = 112
Recognizing that we only need one long slide out of eight for each capital letter, we can add still more:
25 long-slide lower-case alphas x 8 = 175
25 long-slide upper-case alphas x 8 = 175
...that's a potential vocabulary of 878 slides!

Perhaps someone with a medical or technical background could populate all the slides, but they'd be hard pressed to remember them all.

However, let's refer back to the English language word frequency tables (as someone else did earlier on this forum).

For example, we could take the eight most-frequently used words beginning with "h" and lay them out on the lower-case "h" key:
he
have
had
his
has
her
how
here
and the next eight could be laid out on upper-case "H":
however
house
high
having
head
hand
home
himself

...and so on for the whole alphabet. I doubt if anyone could remember the individual positions of so many words, but I'm going to try it out on myself, starting with three words on each letter key. I'll let you know how it goes.

Blair


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