Simplified to Diamond Jubilee Changes

It is my understanding that in Simplified, if you want to add –ed to a word whose root outline does not include a stroke for the final consonant sound of the root word, the added t or d stroke is disjoined, and that one of the changes made in going from Simplified to Diamond Jubilee…

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Shortage

It looks like the outline for the word shortage represents an exception to the guidelines for the placement of an outline.  Mr. Rader (in the 2nd edition of the Simplified manual) writes the outline so that the j extends half its length below the baseline, rather than placing it on the baseline.  I’m guessing it…

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The Battle for the s

In Simplified: Is there a pattern for which stroke determines the s used between two strokes?  The way decision is written would suggest that a sh, ch, or j wins out against a preceding d or t.  But that hypothesis is torn asunder by disjoin.  The way design is written would suggest that a d…

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Several difficulties with a text in French

Hello, I’m having trouble reading several words of the following text from my French DJS manual:   Here is what I get: Cher ami, arrêtez-vous près d’une chute d’eau par une belle journée d’été, asseyez-vous sur un rocher et écoutez chanter les oiseaux. Vous ne verrez plus (?) une chute pareille à celle-ci [if my…

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Phrasing the Infinitive

One of the things I like about Gregg shorthand is that you can write the infinitive (to + verb) as a single outline.  It seems I get carried away with this.  In reverse transcribing one of the reading selections from the 2nd edition of the Simplified manual, I phrased to use and to send, but…

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