Learn to Listen (More Important)
Learn to Read
This is the cool “Alpha-Bravo-Charlie” way of saying the alphabets often used by pilots, army-men etc. to unambiguously convey the letters.
Step 1: Use a spaced-repetition-system (SRS) to learn them.
Step 2: Or if you’d prefer to do it yourself, learn from this.
The Elvish Language is a conlang or constructed language created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his Middle-Earth Universe. The best known scripts for the Elvish language are the Tengwar, Cirth, Sarati
Factoids To Sound Smart
- The most famous Conlangs or constructed languages are
- Esperanto = An international language
- Klingon = from the Star Trek Universe
- Dothraki, Valyrian = from the A Song of Fire and Ice Universe (Game Of Thrones)
Step 1: Learn the alphabet using a spaced repetition system, Memrise
Step 2: Learn how to string letters together
ZYX is obvious.
Then come the worst states in America: West Virginia and UTah. WVUT.
Now you’re no racist but “it’s our cue to pee on Martin Luther King!” SRQPONMLK.
Now it’s time to dance a JIHG. After all those letters you’re FED up.
And then it’s just CBA.
Back around 1980 in the UK Peter Eldin wrote a book for kids called The Whizzkid’s Handbook. It was very popular (there was a TV version with Kenneth Williams, and some further volumes) and filled with little memory, maths and magic tricks suitable for children. Anyhoo, it had a system for learning the alphabet backwards that was half gibberish but nevertheless imprinted fast and remains with me today (no doubt mutated slightly over time):