Strategies for spelling long words?
Hey community :)
I have a lot of trouble spelling long words in any language, even my own -- I get sort of lost in the middle of the word and end up missing or repeating syllables. It doesn't matter how well I know the word to read, hear, or speak it. Of course, compound nouns in Danish have been a real struggle for me.
I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem and whether you have tips or strategies to help?
If it's a compound word, focus on identifying each of the included words. Notice that sometimes an extra letter is added between the words in a compound in Danish (often e or s). When spelling, check that you spell each little word correctly, then put them together and check if an extra letter is supposed to be added. s is added if it is a possessive and as best I know e is added to the make the compound word easier to pronounce.
Sometimes it helps me to just slow down and take a deep breath. I wonder if that might help when you get lost in the middle of a word. Sometimes I look at things and think, "That's just too hard," and I have to remind myself that I can do it a bit at a time.
Another thing that really helps me pay attention is to look at something from the end rather than the beginning. Maybe practice spelling words starting with the last syllable and working toward the beginning? This strategy has really helped me with editing my writing, too. I catch more mistakes reading from the end than I do when reading "forward."
Good luck! (Held og lykke!)