Unusual Anni Outlines

I’m wondering if someone might add an image or a link (or just eloquent explanation) for the following Anniversary outlines. I know these spellings only from the lists on Andrew’s site, and they suggest unusual or ambiguous shapes:

because, cause, consider (k [left s]).

call (k o). Is this ‘o’ on it’s side, as in the outline on the third line of the Blackwell document?

charge (ch j). Is this just an extra long ‘j’?

carry (k a e). Does the e loop join on top of the a loop as in Simplified’s ‘daily’?

agree (loop above following outline). Any online Examples?

(by routine-sibling for everyone)


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  1. Now I could be wrong, but I think this is why.  because, cause–brief form consider–abbreviation (brief form) call–brief form charge–brief form carry–I believe it's actually k a r e so it's correct… but I don't have my dictionary with me so I'm not sure… agree–brief form/abbreviation   Debbi

  2. On Andrew Owen's site you can also download a PDF copy of "5000 Most-Used Shorthand Forms." It has an index where you can find an outline for the word you want. His site also has the Anniversary manual, complete with index. By the way, the outline for "consider" uses a right s. For those not familiar with the site, the link is given below.


  3. Just a minor thing.  "Charge" is not an extra long j.  It is a ch + j.  You start writing it from the middle of the space between the lines and extend it towards the bottom space, all the way to the line.  Contrast this to "judge", which starts at the top of the line, crosses the bottom line, and goes all the way down to the next line.   I believe that the reason they eliminated "k left s" for "because" and "cause" is the difficulty in joining the k and the left s.  There is a tendency to form an angle between the k and the left s.  The problem is that in rapid writing, if you form an angle, it may read "call" (c o).  It takes a lot of practice to write this outline legibly with an angle.  To avoid that, it is recommended that you blend those strokes.  This also takes practice, but once you get the right motion, it is not that hard, and is much easier (and more legible) than the "angled" form of the word.

  4. Thanks for the explanation on Change and Judge.  I didn't notice that.  But I can picture it and realize there is a difference and why.   Opps Carry is c-a with the E above it.  Brief form.  It's the 5,000 words, page 32 with the list of brief forms.  Debbi

  5. Found it; thanks.

    Incidentally, this has been my first look at Anniversary and I really like how specific it is about such little things as the placement of '-ly' circles after vowels. Paragraph 82 explains that on circle vowels they are on top (which finally explain's my Simplified's "daily" to me), and (paragraph 116), after 'i' dipthongs the '-ly' circle is inside. I've put my order through Abebooks already!


  6. The small Anniversary book explains it very well.  The functional method book does not explain anything.  That's the 2 set book. The teaching method was that "this is the way it's written so you write it that way" and maybe after you learn it, you learn the whys and rules… Debbi

  7. After some thought and experimentation, I have revamped the Gregg Shorthand Anniversary Brief Form List on my site, including an image of each brief form (from my scanning of the 5000 most used outlines book) beside the word and the spelling.

    While revising, I did see a few errors! They are now all completely fixed, I hope. 🙂

    —Andrew Owen

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