Thanks for this info. I need to spend some time analyzing this flow, to see how it works in practice. Listening and writing are the two things I feel most lacking currently.
I would also like to ensure I ultimately grasp higher order language structures, such as:
- Antonym and synonyms.
- Relative rankings. For example, knowing that in English, grain < pebble < rock < boulder
Maybe these kinds of things will come with time, but I’m the kind of person more comfortable explicitly knowing and verifying. I feel uncertain if I cannot effectively enumerate what I understand and do not understand.
Perfect, I did not know about this yet, I’ve avoided user scripts so far. I relish a chance to practice listening, I’ll have to give it a whirl. Whether I like it or not, I’m a heavy auditory learner. Personal story divergence…
I was working once, coding away, when one of my co-workers came up to me to discuss something. I gave him my attention for a moment, turned back to finish up my typing, while he proceeded to explain a scenario and asked his questions. I was split brain at the time. When I then turned to him, and give him my full focus, he asked me what I was doing. I didn’t know what he meant. He said, are you repeating what back I just said? I hadn’t realized, but I unconsciously queued up his few sentences in my mind, and started to sub-verbally speak them back to myself. I agreed with him, yeah I guess I was, that’s how I re-analyze things to squeeze out full comprehension and extract precise logical structure.
That was one of the most epiphanous days in my adult life, unfortunate it wasn’t sooner. I’m forever grateful for having worked with that guy, he was exceedingly observant and communicative.
I already use Kaniwani. It would be great when it can integrate listening.