Differences of versions, other than brief forms (word signs)

Can anyone tell me if there are differences between the versions (Anniv; Simplified; DJS, S90, Centennial) other than the number and spelling of brief forms?

Someone mentioned that pre-Anniv and Anniv had principles for making your own short forms; are their different ways of joining letters, or any other items that are different in the versions? 
Thanks.  I have found all discussions very interesting!

(by sidhetaba for everyone)

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  1. Thanks, Chuck, that's very helpful.   What do you use shorthand for?  Altho I've learned it twice before, I've never had to use it for work, or if I got the job because I could do shorthand, I never really had to use it at any speed. In fact, I never got much past 60 wpm, ever.

  2. Thank you, Debbie.  It is so refreshing to communicate w/ people who are as fascinated by shorthand as I am.   I love being able to write things that others can't read.  I was doing it in a meeting the other day, and was accused of writing "bad" things about everyone.  Fortunately, that was the only time I wasn't! I'm a terrible liar.

  3. Yes, there are differences.  These are more noticeable between Anniv (or Pre-Anniv) and Simplified or later.  Here are some of them:   1.  Analogical beginnings and endings – these may be different dependent on the version. 2.  Phrasing: for example, the phrase "some time ago" in simplified and later is expressed as s – m – tm – g, whereas it was s – tm – g before; also "thank you" is a blended th – u in simplified and later, whereas is just th – u (unblended) in earlier versions. 3.  The joining of u-hook to r and l when preceeded by k or g: the hook doesn't turn to the side in DJS and later. 4.  Methods of expressing r – use of the left motion loops to express r following a vowel (in pre-anniv and anniv) and the creation of the rd blend (in simplified and later) 5.  The gent/pent blend (which was eliminated in DJS) 6.  The use of a disjoined t for past tenses (which was completely eliminated in DJS). 7.  The outlines for some of the brief forms:  for example, "week" in versions before DJS was expressed as e – k, where as in DJS and later is u – e – k; "gentlemen" before DJS was expressed as the gent blend

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