Can anyone help me?

I have found some old pieces of paper with shorthand on them, but I can’t read shorthand. I’m just curious what they say.
Could anyone help me please?
I have attached a scanned file for you.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!


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  1. I'm fairly new here, but that doesn't look like Gregg to me. The first (on a Post-it note?) has lines drawn–for position writing? The second has a lot of vertical lines, which are not used in Gregg, and characters in different positions relative to the runing lines.

    Maybe someone else will recognize what form of shorthand it is written in. Any context you can offer for the information might be of _great_ assistance to them in translating it. Such as what country it is from? To what do the notes refer? Anything might be of help.

    C Nix

  2. C nix you're correct, they don't look Gregg to me. picture 008 looks like shorthand, but not gregg.  Maybe Century 21 (was that the other one) or Pitman. picture 012, the post it, its kind of hard to read for me. Again not gregg, maybe the same as the other one…  

  3. Having read the first 1/4 of a Pitman text book ages ago, I could identify about 5 words. Zero, seven, month, today, period (punctuation). On, is or his, a or the.

    The post-it was written by someone who probably didn't take advanced classes. I say this because Many vowel marks are used, even where they're not needed. E.g., in the ID number, the first two shapes are Zero (the curve is Z, the line up is R, the diacritical is O). Experienced writers leave them out whereever possible, which they claim is 98% of the time.

  4. I came home and dug out my New Basic Course in Pitman Shorthand.  From what I can glean from the book, the characters are m-o-m (with the "o" having the "aw" sound).  I say this with the huge caveat that I am not a Pitman writer and my knowledge of the theory is practically non-existent.  There are all kinds of things that would affect the reading of the outline (position on the line, whether there's any halving or doubling of a stroke, etc.).  Gregg and Pitman are VERY different forms of shorthand.    I hope I was helpful, but I'm more afraid I was a hindrance than a help.

  5. I can read them.   The first is a list of IDs & passwords.   The second is a daily schedule, which includes some medical notes concerning TC, & the fact that Carla & Lee are carrying out tests (but OK to stop them in an emergency.)   I don't mean to be dramatic, but given that they date from this October, I feel a little uncomfortable translating what seem to be passwords and medical notes with no further information from you.   Sorry!

  6. Dear Dairy Guy
    Here is my take on your post-it notes
    One looks like a record of payments like a shopping list
    Healthcare Domain
    Pay 1147
    Self serve 92 M(I take this as maximum) 92 like the octane of the fuel)
    ID 00137 (I6)
    Hats: Bally 09 (note about the month changes from 08 to 09)
    thats all in that one

    TC is coming today. His brother is havinga lay relief
    Carla and Lee are taking safety tests. OIC to stop them if there is an emergency.

    Its Pitman shorthand from a fairly inexperienced writer, but quite readable, what there is.

    Hope you are having a nice day.

    rgds Paul

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