Lesson 0-3: Writing Practice
At this point, we have covered an incredible number of sounds, we’ve seen how to write them, and we’ve seen how they change in various situations. This lesson, we’re going to focus on our writing skills. If you’ve been taking notes, it’s possible you’ve already gotten used to the flow of Sonoran letters. If not, now’s the time.
Start by grabbing a piece of paper – preferably lined – and a pencil (or pen). Lay your piece of paper down landscape so that the lines run vertically along the page instead of horizontally. These lines make your center line, you’ll write down the page starting in the top-left corner and slowly work your way across to the bottom right.
We’re going to start as before with consonants. Work your way through each of the letters, making sure to follow the strokes shown. Try writing the letter forms separately first, then all three versions (initial, medial, and final) together, dragging the center line down between letters to connect them.
Writing Sonoran vowels is extremely straightforward – just add some dots. We’ll do a little practice here, but the real difficulty comes in writing full words, as you have to remember the vowels and come back to them only after you’ve completed the consonants, just like dotting your i's and crossing your t’s in English!
That’s all for this lesson, really quite straightforward to teach, less so to learn. For more practice, download and print out these worksheets! If you want further practice, you can simply scroll through the Sonoran Lexicon and write out whatever words you wish!