English Language - most languages for that matter - is full of
come for new words arriving from a village nearby that have a different
the same sound. Do this for hundreds of years and you get an increasing
Morse Code, is a new
language time wise thanks to Mr Morse who coined it in 1836 or
abouts. That's like yesterday
to say Latin or Greek.
studying Morse as a language and hope to summarize my findings for the
later in the year or next year. One of the interesting things I've found
that a majority
used in a casual QSO, such as TNX, FB, etc, are made up by hams. And the
evolve. An example of that is the arrival of the word "TU" for
keeping a copy of some of my rag chew QSOs and counting the frequency of
each of the
words. The leading words so far are: ES, FB, 73, FER, IS, and TNX. I
yet to get a good ranking.
contest words are different, the top rank is obvious, "5NN." I'm not
that activity is pretty much call sign copying, i.e 700,000 call signs
in the USA
apparent so far is that comprehension for languages, including Morse
increases when enough words
are tied together for a thought. If a verb is included
this aids the reader/listener to better comprehend of thought/sentence
For example, when QTH is sent, you expect to get back a state
rather than 5NN or something else.
Where is the verb? It is embedded in the QTH but we intuitively
understant that. "My location IS...." Content matters in understanding.
going with this is the idea that practicing Morse Code with short
one's ability to copy the QSO. And the rate needs to be high enough to
hear the words
and not the
individual dits and dahs. Twenty WPM would be a minimum.
Ain't ham radio fun! Uncle Phil, W0XI