Doing the research

Greetings everyone! I’m new to shorthand, so I don’t have much to contribute yet, but I wanted to say hello everyone and introduce myself. My first step whenever I have a new interest is to jump online and do a lot of research, so this is my first stop! I’ve been intrigued by shorthand for…

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Dutton SHORTHAND

Quite apart from his SpeedWords, Reginald Dutton created a bonafide shorthand system. This is from http://www.geocities.com/newcongress/biography.html [Dutton] felt that Malone’s shorthand system could be improved upon  and thus he began the development of his own shorthand system. . . . In 1916 Dutton published his work under the title “Shorthand in Three Days.” He made minor…

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Dutton Speedwords

(by johnsapp for everyone)    Relocated from General discussion. From: Alex  (Original Message) Sent: 11/18/2005 7:55 AM So what does anyone on this group know about Dutton Speedwords?  I just acquired the text by Reginald J.G.Dutton, and it’s fascinating . . . “Ordinary writing at Shorthand Speed”, says the cover. It’s not exactly an alphabetic shorthand…

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Writing between the lines

I just obtained the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified Second Edition. I started the first chapter. I have a couple of questions: what rule of paper should I use? should I keep the outlines between the lines? and I should I focus the center of the outline somewhere (ex. in longhand, words are focused on the bottom…

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dictation to tunes

I was just sitting around going through the lessons in Gregg Simplified, writing outline after outline when my mind started to wander to the Ray Charles album playing in the background. Well I started copying down the lyrics in shorthand and found it to be great fun. The lyrics repeat themselves often so I could…

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AlphaHand

Since we’re talking about Speedwriting and other alpha systems, does any one know anything about AlphaHand? I have the books but never pursued it. It’s an alpha system based on Pitman and looks pretty good (but not as good as Gregg). 🙂 Marc (by shorthandmarc for everyone)  

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Position-Pen-Brief forms

I am new.  I just purchased the Gregg simplified book to learn how to do short hand for meeting minutes.  I am puzzled about how to hold the pen when writing because it seems you go back and forth with where an a word begins and ends.  Will I ever understand an (he) from a…

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400 Members!

  * * Status Update * * Members: 400 Messages, General: 3085 Messages, Anthing Goes: 384 Making stenografriends with other nerds from all over the world: priceless! _________________________________ Praise the Lord, I saw the light line! (by johnsapp for everyone)  

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Translation of manual

Hi, I’m a 16 year old guy from Denmark. I wanna learn shorthand cos I think it’s awesome and I’ll work hard enough to aquire at least 100wpm (200 wpm would be my final goal if I’ve got the skills, which I suppose it requries). I just started learning gregg anniversary a couple of weeks ago and have worked…

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