Simplified Gregg

Well, copies of anything to do with Gregg Shorthand seem to be more scarce than hen’s teeth here in Australia but I have managed to track down a copy of Simplified Gregg (published by McGraw-Hill). It’s now on order, as all the publishing companies seem to have closed down for a month over Christmas-New Year. I should receive my copy in early-to-mid-January. In the meantime I’ve downloaded a copy of the basic outlines for all the consonants and vowels so that I can start learning something at least.     

One question I have straight away, however, is how the Gregg system handles the differing regional accents that occur within the USA. Is there an “accepted’ correct pronunciation – and therefore Gregg outline – for all U.S. of A. words (as occurs in British English), or do people in different parts of the country write their own versions of Gregg shorthand according to how they hear the word pronounced by others, or by how they pronounce it themselves?

(by rayt9714 for everyone)  

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  1. If you're quick and get bored with your list of basic strokes, you can download a complete copy of the Anniversary manual from Andrew's site: It's of course Anniversary, but barring the vowel markings (differentiating between long, short, and mid A, E, etc…which are just ignored in later versions) and some slight differences, you shouldn't be learning anything you won't learn in your simplified text. It could be a nice opportunity to learn straight from a Gregg book while waiting for your purchase. ./[tyler]

  2. I'm glad you're getting into the wonderful world of Gregg shorthand.

    In terms of the outlines for each word, they are standard for each version of Gregg. There are no variations with respect to accent, which is a good thing because you can correspond with anyone writing Gregg, regardless of where they are from. The only variations are, like I said, based of the version (or series as they are called) that you learn.

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