Keyscript Shorthand – Keyscript Easyscri & Teeline – This is a shorthand which uses only the lower case letters of the alphabet and saves 60% of the writing. I started learning Teeline today and so far like it well enough, however I’m havin considerable difficulties understanding a few things. Firstly. A brief look at various handwriting and shorthand systems and why they’re needed. Keyscript, a new system based on Pitman’s, claims to be the fastest of the.

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On average, there are at least 13 different ways to spell each sound in frequently used Engish words. The Rainy Day by Henry W. Japanese shorthand systems ‘sokki’ shorthand or ‘sokkidou’ stenography commonly use a syllabic approach, much like the common writing system for Japanese which has actually two syllabaries in everyday use.

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Vervolg op Stenografie voor iedereen; een alfabetisch kortschrift in DutchAmsterdam, S. The way out of this madness is to write using a phonetic alphabet—one sound, one symbol. FrenchEnglish kdyscript, Chinook Jargon. The ‘ts’ are not crossed, hence its representation, here, by ‘l’.

Few if any new symbols need to be learned. Blissymbolics And now for something really different. The Pitman system is a complete phonetic alphabet, though diacritical marks have to be added alongside the lines to indicate vowels, which is awkward.

This is a list of shorthandsboth modern and ancient. English spelling is so quirky that winning a spelling bee is a major achievement, and even the champs falter at some point. Who can look only at the muscles of the hand, and doubt that man was made to work? Stenographic shorthands can be further differentiated by the target letter forms as geometric, script, and semi-script or elliptical.


Keyscript Shorthand

It distinguishes between far more speech sounds than are minimally needed to identify one word from another. Please also see graph at end. Although the primary use of shorthand has been to record oral dictation or discourse, some systems are used for compact expression.

Together with the Latin letter, “De notis,” concerning the origin of shorthandBrooklyn, N. The Tironian notes consisted of Latin word zhorthand abbreviations notae and of word ending keyscriipt titulae.

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. In order to have a less complex writing system, a syllabic shorthand script was sometimes used.

In the Running script some of the strokes that make up characters are joined and others are left out. The two Japanese syllabaries are themselves adapted from the Chinese characters both of the syllabaries, katakana and hiragana, are in everyday use alongside the Chinese characters known as kanji; the kanji, being developed in parallel to the Chinese characters, have their own idiosyncrasies, but Chinese and Shortthand ideograms are largely comprehensible, even if their use in the languages are not the same.

With vowels things are even worse about 20 spellings per vowel sound! Currently, only one shorthand Duployan has been given an ISO codein preparation shorthxnd inclusion in the Unicode Standardalthough the Tironian et has already been included in Unicode.

Gradually the kyscript 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.

A Guide to Alternative Handwriting and Shorthand Systems

While not intended to be fast, it is the most precise and accurate form of writing. It is not phonetic, keysrcipt instead is based on the standard alphabet, and so retains the inadequacies of that alphabet. In addition, there is the Yamane pen shorthand of unknown importance and three machine shorthands systems Speed Waapuro, Caver and Hayatokun or sokutaipu.


This was the first shorthand system adapted to writing phonetic Japanese, all other systems prior being based on the idea of whole or partial semantic ideographic writing like that used in the Chinese characters, and the phonetic approach being mostly peripheral to writing in general even today, Japanese writing uses the syllabaries to pronounce or spell out words, or to indicate grammatical words.

The not complete-idiot’s guide to: The phrase-book of practical phonography, containing a list of useful phrases, printed in phonographic outlines; a complete and thorough treatise on the art of phraseography For some good advise on how to learn any shorthand shorthaand, checkout Shorthand Systems.

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List of shorthand systems – Wikipedia

When abbreviations are used, making Handywrite into a shorthand system, writing becomes progressively faster as more abbreviations are learned—but at least you can get by without using or learning any abbreviations, unlike the shorthand-only keyxcript. This led to a thriving industry of sokkibon shorthand books.

I can judge the value of the book if you fetch it. 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 shotrhand and the joining of words of frequent occurrence.

Most systems consist of rules for abbreviating words together with memorized abbreviations.