# Left side D, B, and L
# Left side D
"D" is made on the left hand using
# Left side B
"B" is made on the left hand using
# Left side L
"L" is made on the left hand using
# Order of D, B, L
D, B, and L are all made with a single finger's column. If the order sometimes escapes you, just remember that it's the same order as the consonants in "DOUBLE" as these columns are double the trouble now that you need to use two keys to hit them!
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# How to practice
When you hit a sound on the left hand such as D, B, or L, you will need to press both the top and the bottom column at once with one finger. The best way to do this is to have your fingers curled such that you are pressing the keys with your fingertips. Contrast with a regular keyboard where you might use the fleshy part of your finger.
Using your fingertips makes it easier to hit tricky combos, like
-FPB which often cause problems for beginners.
# 1. Translate
Write the English sentence represented by these outlines, including punctuation.
HR-RT KW-BG TKO T TP-PL
HR U -B AT -T START OR HR U HREF PW-FR THA H-F
HE HR WET -T PWED TP-PL
HR-S KW-BG K U TKO THA H-F
TK U TKO WHA HE SEZ U TK H-F
HE HR HR-S TKO -T HRAP W HER TP-PL
TK U PWHREF WHA SHE TK TO HER TKAD H-F PWAUS T WAZ AUFL SKP PWAD TP-PL
PWHREF HER HR-R TP-PL
AUL -F TH- STUF S SO HARD TO HRAF PW TP-PL
Remember that if you can't figure out an outline, you can look it up in the theory dictionary.
# 2. Find outlines
Find steno outlines that will write these English sentences, including punctuation.
- Did you believe what she was about to do?
- Will you pick the raft and the deck?
- All right already, leave us out.