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NATIONAL SHORTHAND SCHOOL (BOOKS) Pitman's Shorthand Online Tutorial English has some set of signs learn shorthand sincerely to become. Find Book. LESSON LESSON-1A. LESSON-1B. Lesson-1C. LESSON LESSON Lesson LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON- 9. STYLE BOOK or BUSINESS ENGLISH. pp.,. 8se. Sixth Edition Revised and Enlarged. will especiall y appeal to the teacher of English wherever it is seen.

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Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page an integral part of the book. . The purpose of this book is to give the learner a knowledge of . The six shorthand signs used for the six English consonant. Originally, the shorthand was written with old-fashioned pens which had nibs. You need lined paper, preferably one of those "steno" notepads with a line running down the middle, dividing the page into two . Books and Links about Pitman.

Caution and auction have shun hooks in different directions. For curved strokes, the shun hook is written after the stroke, continuing the curve motion, notion.

To represent the sound s-shun as in sessation, decision, musician etc. Other hooks Big hook for 'wh'.

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The big hook in the beginning of the stroke way represents 'wh' whine. Hook before ell. The small hook before ell represents 'way' before it well. The big hook before ell represents 'wh' before it while. The halving principle may be combined with an initial or final hook or both to make words such as "trained" appear as a single short vertical light stroke with an initial and final hook.

There are some exceptions to avoid ambiguous forms: a straight-r stroke can't be halved if it's the only syllable, because that might be confused for some other short-form logogram consisting of a short-stroke mark in that direction "and" or "should".

Doubling of curved strokes If ter, der, ture, ther, dher comes in the word the preceding stroke is written double the size matter, nature, mother. There are exceptions to avoid ambiguous forms: for example, "leader" is not written as a doubled-l but as l plus a hooked-d representing "dr".

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But, e. Doubling of straight strokes the doubling principle has an exception when "ter" et al. Doubling is not employed in that case cadre. Another notable English shorthand system creator of the 17th century was William Mason fl. Tombstone of Heinrich Roller , inventor of a German shorthand system, with a sample of his shorthand Modern-looking geometric shorthand was introduced with John Byrom 's New Universal Shorthand of Samuel Taylor published a similar system in , the first English shorthand system to be used all over the English-speaking world.

Thomas Gurney published Brachygraphy in the midth century. Gabelsberger based his shorthand on the shapes used in German cursive handwriting rather than on the geometrical shapes that were common in the English stenographic tradition.

Hebrew Shorthand Taylor's system was superseded by Pitman shorthand , first introduced in by English teacher Sir Isaac Pitman , and improved many times since. Pitman's system has been used all over the English-speaking world and has been adapted to many other languages, including Latin.

Pitman's system uses a phonemic orthography. For this reason, it is sometimes known as phonography, meaning "sound writing" in Greek. One of the reasons this system allows fast transcription is that vowel sounds are optional when only consonants are needed to determine a word.

The availability of a full range of vowel symbols, however, makes complete accuracy possible. Isaac's brother Benn Pitman, who lived in Cincinnati , Ohio , was responsible for introducing the method to America. The record for fast writing with Pitman shorthand is wpm during a two-minute test by Nathan Behrin in Not until the ability to write shorthand without mental hesitation has been acquired, should speed practice begin.

A student observing the note-taking of an experienced stenographer will be struck with admiration at the smoothness of the writing and the perfect regularity of the outlines. An excellent method of practice for the like facility is in the copying of a selection sentence by sentence until the whole is memorized, and then writing it over and over again.

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All notes taken at any speed should strictly be compared with the printed matter. It will then be found that many words are taken for others because of the forms they assume when written under pressure. Most of these can be avoided by careful attention to the writing. Experience alone will authorize any deviation from the text-book forms. Phrasing should be indulged in sparingly on unfamiliar matter.

But on familiar matter the student should always be alert for opportunities of saving both time and effort by employing the principles of intersection, elimination of consonants and the joining of words of frequent occurrence.

Nothing less than absolute accuracy should satisfy the student. Conflicting outlines should be carefully distinguished.

Where words may be distinguished either by the insertion of vowels or the changing of one of the outlines, the latter should always be the method employed; vowels should freely be inserted whenever possible.

The sense of the matter should be carefully preserved by the punctuation of the notes, indicating the full stop and leaving spaces in the notes between phrases. The best matter of the for the student beginning practice for speed is to be found in the dictation books compiled by the publishers of the system.

At first, the dictation should be slow to permit the making of careful outlines. Gradually the speed should be increased until the student is obliged to exert himself to keep pace with the reader; and occasionally short bursts of speed should be attempted as tests of the writer's progress.

The student ambitious to succeed will endeavor to familiarize himself with all matters pertaining to stenography. By reading the shorthand magazines he will keep himself in touch with the latest developments in the art. Facility in reading shorthand will also be acquired by reading the shorthand plates in these magazines. For comparison and suggestion, he will study the facsimile notes of practical stenographers.

He will neglect no opportunity to improve himself in the use of his art. And finally he will join a shorthand society where he will come in contact with other stenographers who are striving toward the same goal as himself.

In Europe, particularly in Great Britain there are thousands of educational institutions teaching Pitman's shorthand.

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In the United States and some other parts of the world it has been largely superseded by Gregg shorthand , which was first published in by John Robert Gregg. This system was influenced by the handwriting shapes that Gabelsberger had introduced.

Gregg's shorthand, like Pitman's, is phonetic, but has the simplicity of being "light-line. In fact, Gregg claimed joint authorship in another shorthand system published in pamphlet form by one Thomas Stratford Malone; Malone, however, claimed sole authorship and a legal battle ensued.

For instance, on page 10 of the manual is the word d i m 'dim'; however, in the Gregg system the spelling would actually mean n u k or 'nook'.


Geometric theory has great influence in Japan. With this rule, there is some indication of the first vowel of a word from the total possibilities , and this works surprisingly well to distinguish very similar words. Again, with a pencil, light marks should be the lightest possible dots and dashes, with heavy marks heavy enough to distinguish from light marks.

The I and oi marks count as first-position vowel marks, the ow and you marks are third-position.

In England, the heavy dash is a particularly deep "aw" sound, and they pronounce words like "dog" light dash differently from words like "law" heavy dash.

However, Pitman is entirely phonetic, and if the speaker doesn't distinguish these sounds the lightness or heaviness of the dash can quite simply be ignored. The shorthand system doesn't stop with speeded-up symbols for consonants and vowels. It adds "short forms" either simple strokes for words or strokes based on existing consonant sounds as well as special modifications of consonant strokes.

Short forms for the most common words are: Most short forms are based on existing consonant strokes.

A dash means the stroke is not used as a short form in that position: Punctuation: Most punctuation marks are the same or close to regular printing. However, owing to the dots and dashes of Pitman symbols, changes have been made to eliminate confusion with Pitman strokes: Short Writing Sample: Here is a sentence written in Pitman. Below it is a guide to the consonants and vowels represented, and below that is the full meaning taking into account any short forms and other tricks, some of which weren't mentioned yet.Gregg had studied not only the geometric English systems, but also the German Stolze stenography, a script shorthand.

Prior to the Meiji era, Japanese did not have its own shorthand the kanji did have their own abbreviated forms borrowed alongside them from China. If the first consonant of a word includes a second-position vowel, write this stroke on the line. But, e.

One cornerstone of imperial court proceedings was that all confessions had to be acknowledged by the accused's signature, personal seal, or thumbprint, requiring fast writing.

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