22 Multistroke Words

Many (most) words have too many sounds to be written in one stroke and need multiple strokes. The same theory applies to multistroke words. Generally, speaking, the strokes usually break down based on the syllables. For example, shamrock.

SHAPL ROBG

shamrock shamrock shamrock shamrock

One thing to keep in mind is that one stroke is better than two if possible. So while bracket is PWRABG/ET, the shorter and better way to write is with PWRABGT. In this way, if it is possible to “pack” as many syllables into a stroke as possible, distorting the syllables, then do so.

PWRABGT

bracket bracket bracket bracker

Keeping with using bracket as an example is whether the consonant should be carried between strokes. For example, another stroke in the dictionary for bracket is PWRABG/KET, essentially brack/ket.

The \(*\) key can also function as “attach.” This is very useful with compound words, to distinguish the compound from the two words separately. One example is handsome vs hand some, and another is sunshine vs sun shine.

HAPBD SO*PL

handsome handsome handsome handsome

HAPBD SOPL

hand some hand some hand some hand some

SUPB SHEU*PB

sunshine sunshine sunshine sunshine

SUPB SHEUPB

sun shine sun shine sun shine sun shine

For some words, both the stroke with \(*\) and without are valid, bedbug. For others, there are no \(*\) in the stokes, such as in backbone and snowman, likely because the chances of the two words appearing next to each other but not as a compound word is very low.

22.1 Exercise

22.1.1 Write with sound

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  1. Add, to put something more with. To put together to making something larger. Add, to put something more with. To put together to making something larger. Add, to put something more with. To put together to making something larger.
  2. Add these numbers. Add these numbers. Add these numbers.
  3. Agree, to think the same. To suit; to be good for. To consent. Agree, to think the same. To suit; to be good for. To consent. Agree, to think the same. To suit; to be good for. To consent.
  4. We agree about this. We agree about this. We agree about this.
  5. The leader went ahead of the rest. The leader went ahead of the rest. The leader went ahead of the rest.
  6. Set the clock ahead. Set the clock ahead. Set the clock ahead.
  7. Already, by this time. Already, by this time. Already, by this time.
  8. You had better answer that letter today. You had better answer that letter today. You had better answer that letter today.
  9. Anybody, anyone. Anybody, anyone. Anybody, anyone.
  10. Anyone, any person. Anyone, any person. Anyone, any person.
  11. Anywhere, in or to any place. Anywhere, in or to any place. Anywhere, in or to any place.
  12. I can't find my cap anywhere. I can't find my cap anywhere. I can't find my cap anywhere.
  13. April, the fourth month. April, the fourth month. April, the fourth month.
  14. Apron, a covering worn to keep the clothes clean. Apron, a covering worn to keep the clothes clean. Apron, a covering worn to keep the clothes clean.
  15. Arrow, a stick with a point at one end and feathers at the other. Arrow, a stick with a point at one end and feathers at the other. Arrow, a stick with a point at one end and feathers at the other.
  16. August, the eighth month. August, the eighth month. August, the eighth month.
  17. Between, from one to another; as, between sunrise and sunset. In the space which separates two things. Between, from one to another; as, between sunrise and sunset. In the space which separates two things. Between, from one to another; as, between sunrise and sunset. In the space which separates two things.
  18. The table is between the chair and the fireplace. The table is between the chair and the fireplace. The table is between the chair and the fireplace.
  19. The whistle blew. The whistle blew. The whistle blew.
  20. The leaves blew around. The leaves blew around. The leaves blew around.
  21. He blew his nose loudly. He blew his nose loudly. He blew his nose loudly.
  22. Board, to go onto a train or a ship. An oblong piece of wood that is not very thick. Board, to go onto a train or a ship. An oblong piece of wood that is not very thick. Board, to go onto a train or a ship. An oblong piece of wood that is not very thick.
  23. Calf, a young cow, elephant, whale, or moose. The back part of a person's leg below the knee. Calf, a young cow, elephant, whale, or moose. The back part of a person's leg below the knee. Calf, a young cow, elephant, whale, or moose. The back part of a person's leg below the knee.
  24. Camel, a large desert animal, with one or two humps on its back. Camel, a large desert animal, with one or two humps on its back. Camel, a large desert animal, with one or two humps on its back.
  25. Candle, a stick of wax or hard fat with a wick in the middle which will burn to give light. Candle, a stick of wax or hard fat with a wick in the middle which will burn to give light. Candle, a stick of wax or hard fat with a wick in the middle which will burn to give light.
  26. Carried, taken or moved from one place to another. Carried, taken or moved from one place to another. Carried, taken or moved from one place to another.
  27. Carrying, holding a load while moving from place to place. Carrying, holding a load while moving from place to place. Carrying, holding a load while moving from place to place.
  28. Died, stopped living. Stopped. Faded away. Died, stopped living. Stopped. Faded away. Died, stopped living. Stopped. Faded away.
  29. The motor died and the car stood still right on the tracks. The motor died and the car stood still right on the tracks. The motor died and the car stood still right on the tracks.
  30. The wind died down at sunset. The wind died down at sunset. The wind died down at sunset.
  31. The sound died away in the distance. The sound died away in the distance. The sound died away in the distance.
  32. February, the second month of our year. February, the second month of our year. February, the second month of our year.
  33. Felt, had a feeling of. Handled. Felt, had a feeling of. Handled. Felt, had a feeling of. Handled.
  34. She felt of the cloth. She felt of the cloth. She felt of the cloth.
  35. Fifty, five tens. Fifty, five tens. Fifty, five tens.
  36. Finger, one of the parts in which when the hand ends. A part of a glove which covers a finger. Finger, one of the parts in which when the hand ends. A part of a glove which covers a finger. Finger, one of the parts in which when the hand ends. A part of a glove which covers a finger.
  37. Float, to move gently in water or air. Something which rests on water and does not sink. Float, to move gently in water or air. Something which rests on water and does not sink. Float, to move gently in water or air. Something which rests on water and does not sink.
  38. The leaves float down. The leaves float down. The leaves float down.
  39. We will swim to the float. We will swim to the float. We will swim to the float.
  40. Kindness, a kind act or feeling. Kindness, a kind act or feeling. Kindness, a kind act or feeling.
  41. In school we use paper and pencil. In school we use paper and pencil. In school we use paper and pencil.
  42. The unseen power. The unseen power. The unseen power.
  43. Harness the horse; we shall ride to market. Harness the horse; we shall ride to market. Harness the horse; we shall ride to market.
  44. Look at this charming garland in the basket. Look at this charming garland in the basket. Look at this charming garland in the basket.
  45. The crafty fox carried off the carcass of the lamb. The crafty fox carried off the carcass of the lamb. The crafty fox carried off the carcass of the lamb.
  46. How many boys learn grammar in your school? How many boys learn grammar in your school? How many boys learn grammar in your school?
  47. Be modest, but not bashful. Be modest, but not bashful. Be modest, but not bashful.
  48. Attics are also called garrets. Attics are also called garrets. Attics are also called garrets.
  49. Await the result. Await the result. Await the result.
  50. A stream of water. A stream of water. A stream of water.
  51. I have crumbs in my apron for the poor birds. I have crumbs in my apron for the poor birds. I have crumbs in my apron for the poor birds.
  52. These curtains are certainly bargains at that price. These curtains are certainly bargains at that price. These curtains are certainly bargains at that price.
  53. Pour out the tea, it may stop your cough. Pour out the tea, it may stop your cough. Pour out the tea, it may stop your cough.
  54. See the old man nod in his armchair. See the old man nod in his armchair. See the old man nod in his armchair.
  55. A yoke is a kind of collar for oxen. A yoke is a kind of collar for oxen. A yoke is a kind of collar for oxen.
  56. A beggar wanted a dollar for a pair of shoes. A beggar wanted a dollar for a pair of shoes. A beggar wanted a dollar for a pair of shoes.
  57. Mamma has a scarf on when she plays the harp. Mamma has a scarf on when she plays the harp. Mamma has a scarf on when she plays the harp.
  58. Snow lies on the mountain peak. Snow lies on the mountain peak. Snow lies on the mountain peak.
  59. Do not let the door creak. Do not let the door creak. Do not let the door creak.
  60. The bird has a streak of black on its beak. The bird has a streak of black on its beak. The bird has a streak of black on its beak.
  61. The air is bleak. The air is bleak. The air is bleak.
  62. To wed is to marry. To wed is to marry. To wed is to marry.
  63. Our lawn is as soft as velvet, and as smooth as a table. Our lawn is as soft as velvet, and as smooth as a table. Our lawn is as soft as velvet, and as smooth as a table.
  64. Does not the martin haunt roofs? Does not the martin haunt roofs? Does not the martin haunt roofs?
  65. Cattle love to graze in tall grass. Cattle love to graze in tall grass. Cattle love to graze in tall grass.
  66. A kind lady gave an ugly pony some candy. A kind lady gave an ugly pony some candy. A kind lady gave an ugly pony some candy.
  67. The dreadful noise of the boys deafens me. The dreadful noise of the boys deafens me. The dreadful noise of the boys deafens me.
  68. Erase the work and remain in your places. Erase the work and remain in your places. Erase the work and remain in your places.
  69. I will dismiss you after the spelling. I will dismiss you after the spelling. I will dismiss you after the spelling.
  70. Our class has the oddest yell. Our class has the oddest yell. Our class has the oddest yell.
  71. The squirrel slyly takes the crumbs. The squirrel slyly takes the crumbs. The squirrel slyly takes the crumbs.
  72. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
  73. Politeness is to do and say the kindest thing in the kindest way. Politeness is to do and say the kindest thing in the kindest way. Politeness is to do and say the kindest thing in the kindest way.
  74. I can buy an apple. I can buy an apple. I can buy an apple.
  75. The deer is reddish brown. The deer is reddish brown. The deer is reddish brown.
  76. One penny saved is two pennies earned. One penny saved is two pennies earned. One penny saved is two pennies earned.
  77. The horns of the deer are called antlers. The horns of the deer are called antlers. The horns of the deer are called antlers.
  78. Lie, to stretch out. To rest. To tell a falsehood. Lie, to stretch out. To rest. To tell a falsehood. Lie, to stretch out. To rest. To tell a falsehood.
  79. Line, a piece of cord or string; as, a clothesline. A mark; as, draw a line. A row; as, a line of trees. A row of words in a poem; as, a line of poetry. To put a covering inside; as, line a drawer with paper. Line, a piece of cord or string; as, a clothesline. A mark; as, draw a line. A row; as, a line of trees. A row of words in a poem; as, a line of poetry. To put a covering inside; as, line a drawer with paper. Line, a piece of cord or string; as, a clothesline. A mark; as, draw a line. A row; as, a line of trees. A row of words in a poem; as, a line of poetry. To put a covering inside; as, line a drawer with paper.
  80. One day I picked an apron full before six o'clock in the morning. One day I picked an apron full before six o'clock in the morning. One day I picked an apron full before six o'clock in the morning.
  81. Truth, what is true; not a falsehood. Truth, what is true; not a falsehood. Truth, what is true; not a falsehood.
  82. Does your brother study at night? Does your brother study at night? Does your brother study at night?
  83. Tiny, very small. Tiny, very small. Tiny, very small.
  84. Sunshine, the warm light of the sun. Sunshine, the warm light of the sun. Sunshine, the warm light of the sun.
  85. Trunk, the main part of a tree. An elephant's long nose. A large box for carrying things when traveling. Trunk, the main part of a tree. An elephant's long nose. A large box for carrying things when traveling. Trunk, the main part of a tree. An elephant's long nose. A large box for carrying things when traveling.
  86. Pay what you owe, and you'll know what's your own. Pay what you owe, and you'll know what's your own. Pay what you owe, and you'll know what's your own.
  87. The American bison, called by most people the buffalo, is a wild ox. The American bison, called by most people the buffalo, is a wild ox. The American bison, called by most people the buffalo, is a wild ox.
  88. In school we use paper and pencil. In school we use paper and pencil. In school we use paper and pencil.
  89. They are called lead pencils. They are called lead pencils. They are called lead pencils.
  90. The pencils cost five cents each. The pencils cost five cents each. The pencils cost five cents each.
  91. Boys get their pencils at the store. Boys get their pencils at the store. Boys get their pencils at the store.
  92. Any child who wants to become strong and healthy must have plenty of sunshine. Any child who wants to become strong and healthy must have plenty of sunshine. Any child who wants to become strong and healthy must have plenty of sunshine.
  93. It goes to its resting place about five o'clock in the afternoon. It goes to its resting place about five o'clock in the afternoon. It goes to its resting place about five o'clock in the afternoon.
  94. Didn't Harry break his arm some time ago? Didn't Harry break his arm some time ago? Didn't Harry break his arm some time ago?
  95. Don't you see those black clouds coming up in the west? Don't you see those black clouds coming up in the west? Don't you see those black clouds coming up in the west?
  96. Helper, one who helps. Helper, one who helps. Helper, one who helps.
  97. I hear that the janitor has eaten all the bacon. I hear that the janitor has eaten all the bacon. I hear that the janitor has eaten all the bacon.
  98. Lovely, very pretty. Lovely, very pretty. Lovely, very pretty.
  99. Do not worry. Do not worry. Do not worry.
  100. I have plenty of time to study. I have plenty of time to study. I have plenty of time to study.
  101. It is no disgrace to be poor and honest. It is no disgrace to be poor and honest. It is no disgrace to be poor and honest.
  102. As they hoisted Old Glory, the crowd cheered. As they hoisted Old Glory, the crowd cheered. As they hoisted Old Glory, the crowd cheered.
  103. September, October, and November are the three autumn months. September, October, and November are the three autumn months. September, October, and November are the three autumn months.
  104. On what other piece do we find the eagle? On what other piece do we find the eagle? On what other piece do we find the eagle?
  105. The eagle feeds on rabbits, small birds, and fish. The eagle feeds on rabbits, small birds, and fish. The eagle feeds on rabbits, small birds, and fish.
  106. The airplane flew overhead. The airplane flew overhead. The airplane flew overhead.
  107. Autumn, the season between summer and winter. Autumn, the season between summer and winter. Autumn, the season between summer and winter.
  108. An army of men removed the snow. An army of men removed the snow. An army of men removed the snow.
  109. In the autumn the leaves begin to fall. In the autumn the leaves begin to fall. In the autumn the leaves begin to fall.
  110. An elephant is a huge animal. An elephant is a huge animal. An elephant is a huge animal.
  111. Dirty, not clean. Dirty, not clean. Dirty, not clean.
  112. What did you do during the holidays? What did you do during the holidays? What did you do during the holidays?
  113. Moon, twelve o'clock in the daytime. The middle of the day. Moon, twelve o'clock in the daytime. The middle of the day. Moon, twelve o'clock in the daytime. The middle of the day.
  114. I listen to him on the radio. I listen to him on the radio. I listen to him on the radio.
  115. A donkey is smaller than a horse but has longer ears. A donkey is smaller than a horse but has longer ears. A donkey is smaller than a horse but has longer ears.
  116. Dismissed, sent away. Dismissed, sent away. Dismissed, sent away.
  117. Children who play in the mud get dirty. Children who play in the mud get dirty. Children who play in the mud get dirty.
  118. Does James live downtown? Does James live downtown? Does James live downtown?
  119. And pa has just told me, that we may have a ride in the new gig. And pa has just told me, that we may have a ride in the new gig. And pa has just told me, that we may have a ride in the new gig.
  120. Ann is to go with us. Ann is to go with us. Ann is to go with us.
  121. If the top is up, we cannot see so well. If the top is up, we cannot see so well. If the top is up, we cannot see so well.
  122. Come, Ann, let me help you in. Come, Ann, let me help you in. Come, Ann, let me help you in.
  123. Ann, look up in the air. Ann, look up in the air. Ann, look up in the air.
  124. Look this way, John; see the ants up in the air. Look this way, John; see the ants up in the air. Look this way, John; see the ants up in the air.
  125. The tablecloth was made of lace. The tablecloth was made of lace. The tablecloth was made of lace.
  126. There are only ten leaves in your scrapbook. There are only ten leaves in your scrapbook. There are only ten leaves in your scrapbook.
  127. Package, a bundle. Package, a bundle. Package, a bundle.
  128. Soil, earth in which plants grow. To get dirty. Soil, earth in which plants grow. To get dirty. Soil, earth in which plants grow. To get dirty.
  129. No one was inside. No one was inside. No one was inside.
  130. Men did not trust him. Men did not trust him. Men did not trust him.
  131. We hope to have good weather on the holiday. We hope to have good weather on the holiday. We hope to have good weather on the holiday.
  132. It will soon be Christmas. It will soon be Christmas. It will soon be Christmas.
  133. Then Santa Claus will come. Then Santa Claus will come. Then Santa Claus will come.
  134. Where shall we hang our stockings? Where shall we hang our stockings? Where shall we hang our stockings?
  135. We will hang them by the fireplace. We will hang them by the fireplace. We will hang them by the fireplace.
  136. Santa Claus comes down the chimney. Santa Claus comes down the chimney. Santa Claus comes down the chimney.
  137. She must first have a needle. She must first have a needle. She must first have a needle.
  138. The needle must be sharp. The needle must be sharp. The needle must be sharp.
  139. This day he found it was a mistake to fall into the water. This day he found it was a mistake to fall into the water. This day he found it was a mistake to fall into the water.
  140. He thinks the wasps will sting him. He thinks the wasps will sting him. He thinks the wasps will sting him.
  141. Sometimes she makes currant pies. Sometimes she makes currant pies. Sometimes she makes currant pies.
  142. She keeps them in the pantry. She keeps them in the pantry. She keeps them in the pantry.
  143. The spider sets the trap. The spider sets the trap. The spider sets the trap.
  144. Some spiders are brown. Some spiders are brown. Some spiders are brown.
  145. Where did spiders live? Where did spiders live? Where did spiders live?
  146. Most spiders make their own homes. Most spiders make their own homes. Most spiders make their own homes.
  147. May I use your stencil to mark the napkin? May I use your stencil to mark the napkin? May I use your stencil to mark the napkin?
  148. He will have a saddle. He will have a saddle. He will have a saddle.
  149. Breathless, his forehead wet with sweat, he tried to breast the threatening storm. Breathless, his forehead wet with sweat, he tried to breast the threatening storm. Breathless, his forehead wet with sweat, he tried to breast the threatening storm.
  150. A robin by the cabin door was eating a blackberry from a basket that stood on a barrel. A robin by the cabin door was eating a blackberry from a basket that stood on a barrel. A robin by the cabin door was eating a blackberry from a basket that stood on a barrel.
  151. The farmer does not like these birds, because they sample his best fruit and often hammer his trees full of holes. The farmer does not like these birds, because they sample his best fruit and often hammer his trees full of holes. The farmer does not like these birds, because they sample his best fruit and often hammer his trees full of holes.
  152. I lost my wallet under the walnut tree in the lane. I lost my wallet under the walnut tree in the lane. I lost my wallet under the walnut tree in the lane.
  153. My sister wrote a letter about the water spider. My sister wrote a letter about the water spider. My sister wrote a letter about the water spider.
  154. Woodpeckers have a strong bill, so they can bore for insects. Woodpeckers have a strong bill, so they can bore for insects. Woodpeckers have a strong bill, so they can bore for insects.
  155. Airplane, flying machine with wings. Airplane, flying machine with wings. Airplane, flying machine with wings.
  156. Dragon, a terrible beast that sometimes breathes fire. Dragon, a terrible beast that sometimes breathes fire. Dragon, a terrible beast that sometimes breathes fire.
  157. Cranberries, little sour red fruits. Cranberries, little sour red fruits. Cranberries, little sour red fruits.
  158. Mother made jelly from the cranberries. Mother made jelly from the cranberries. Mother made jelly from the cranberries.
  159. We ate turkey and cranberries for dinner. We ate turkey and cranberries for dinner. We ate turkey and cranberries for dinner.
  160. Did you see the new tennis court? Did you see the new tennis court? Did you see the new tennis court?
  161. British Columbia is on the west coast of Canada. British Columbia is on the west coast of Canada. British Columbia is on the west coast of Canada.
  162. Elephants have two tusks. Elephants have two tusks. Elephants have two tusks.
  163. The elephant picks up peanuts with his trunk. The elephant picks up peanuts with his trunk. The elephant picks up peanuts with his trunk.
  164. Last year the farmer cut three crops of alfalfa in that field. Last year the farmer cut three crops of alfalfa in that field. Last year the farmer cut three crops of alfalfa in that field.
  165. Bedtime, time to go to bed. Bedtime, time to go to bed. Bedtime, time to go to bed.
  166. The oil burst into fire. The oil burst into fire. The oil burst into fire.
  167. Cannon, a big gun. Cannon, a big gun. Cannon, a big gun.
  168. It was bedtime for the children. It was bedtime for the children. It was bedtime for the children.
  169. Alfalfa, a plant used to feed horses and cattle. Alfalfa, a plant used to feed horses and cattle. Alfalfa, a plant used to feed horses and cattle.
  170. We need a sharp axe to cut this wood for the fireplace. We need a sharp axe to cut this wood for the fireplace. We need a sharp axe to cut this wood for the fireplace.
  171. When I go into our parlor I can hear the clock tick. When I go into our parlor I can hear the clock tick. When I go into our parlor I can hear the clock tick.
  172. The world is whirling on its axis. The world is whirling on its axis. The world is whirling on its axis.
  173. Then he had nothing else to do the remainder of the day. Then he had nothing else to do the remainder of the day. Then he had nothing else to do the remainder of the day.
  174. Thanksgiving comes toward the beginning of October. Thanksgiving comes toward the beginning of October. Thanksgiving comes toward the beginning of October.

22.1.2 Write random sentences

A random subset of sentences will be synthesized. Be patient with the synthesis. It will take a few seconds, especially the first time. The loweest possible WPM is 80, so to decrease overall WPM, increase word gap.

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