Rules for er and r- Beginner Questions

I’ve been looking through the 1916 manual, and I’m not really clear why the rules for expressing -er are the way they are, especially when it comes to word-signs. You can either use can disjoined r. Or you can use a joined r. Or you can use the reversing principle if the brief contains the…

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The 1902 manual

I’ve recently been looking at the Rider university collection of shorthand stuff donated by Louis Leslie. Rather interesting that the collection has the 1902 manual. I thought that, out of all the preanniversary editions, the 1916 version is the most mature, or the 1888 edition would be there because of its historical significance. A question…

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Assorted beginner questions

I’m new to Gregg pre-anniversary, and being a the sort of person who likes to try stuff out as soon as possible, I’m just trying to thing of ways of using Gregg as a beginner that is not too tiring, but keeps me using Gregg. I have a copy of the Gregg anniversary functional and plain manuals and am working through them, but they tend to like the “slow but steady” approach. I prefer “start using it from day one” approach.

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On Abraham Lincoln

This selection was taken from an address delivered before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 1959, by the American poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: on-abraham-lincoln.pdf

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Taming der Eiger

This article, taken from a well-known weekly news magazine and published in 1961, describes the conquest of a towering Swiss peak. I rewrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: taming-der-eiger.pdf

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Shorthand Sightings on the Web

  I came across a couple of blogs that had recent articles about shorthand.  The first one is about using shorthand to write a novel: Get Your Story in Hand Using Shorthand The second is about genealogy and shorthand: WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY-IN SHORTHAND? Happy reading!  

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