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abbreviated able affix angle business letters Chicago combination compounds Dear Sir diphthong disjoined expresses dot beneath dot placed elliptical figure enclose esteemed favor esteemed letter Exer expressed by joining facility given Gregg Shorthand Gregg Writer hand heard hydropathy hydrophobia ICAL in-the IonIa Isaac Pitman JOHN ROBERT GREGG JOINED PREFIXES journey's end KEY TO SHORTHAND large circle lithograph long sound longhand loop manual matter ment method Minneapolis movement OGRAPH omission omitted ordinary writing outlines phonography phrase-writing possible practical writing Practice the following principle pronunciation rapid writing READING EXERCISE receipt reply represents the short short dash short sound shorthand characters simple small circle small curve sorry stenographer straight lines struck upward student syllables system of shorthand teacher text-book tion truly vowel week Word-Signs and phrases write the words WRITING EXERCISE
Page xvii - You must understand at the outset that shorthand must be written; but you must also impress upon your mind that whatever you write you must read, hence the necessity for good penmanship. As skill in executing the movements is obtained, the speed may be increased until the forms can be written accurately at a high rate of speed.
Page xvi - The older systems contain many characters that must be made by movements in the direction of the radii of quadrant IV. These movements are very slow, requiring 27 per cent more time on the average than the movements of quadrant III., and 24 per cent more than those of quadrant I. " One system of shorthand, introduced into this country about 1893, contains no characters that must be made in either quadrant II. or IV., and the slope of the characters is such that they lie very near the middle of the...
Page 5 - Detwetn two straight consonants forming an angle, the circle is written on the outside of the angle.
Page 75 - Mr, may be written contrary to the usual method of joining to express r.
Page xix - ... be brought to work together harmoniously and smoothly. This cannot be accomplished by unmethodical and half-hearted efforts. If you attack the difficult problems with confidence and determination, half of their difficulty will disappear. You must put enthusiasm into your study, and learn to rely on yourself.
Page 4 - When two characters join with an angle, the circle is written on the outside of the angle. rear rer "-^ — meek...
Page 34 - A diphthong is the union in one syllable of two simple vowels uttered in rapid succession.
Page 73 - The circle or loop is written with a reverse movement to express R (a) Before or after straight lines, or between two straight lines in the same direction...