Pre-Anniversary for Mental Stimulation

Having some time on my hands today I pulled out the 1916 Manual and the 1917 Speed Studies and completed lessons 4 and 5. I did deviate from some of the outlines prefering the Anniversary form for “year”, “had”, and “him” among others. I was impressed by the variety of vocabulary … the theory presentation…

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Syllable Frequency

I need an ordered list of English spoken syllables. I found one once in the form of an old book made available online as a pdf. It had a list of the first few hundred syllables in order of use. But it did not state the exact frequency. And I don’t recall the link. Please…

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Taquigrafía Gregg Lección 2

Does anyone know the transcription/translation for the first two sentences on page 12 of the 1923 Taquigraf챠a Gregg Manual? (It matches up pretty closely to the 1916 manual.) It is the reading exercise for Lesson 2. I figured out lesson one and the rest of the sentences for lesson 2. Is the first sentence supposed…

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Help, please!

We recently obtained a page of my husband’s deceased grandmother’s diary that has some type of shorthand on it. We think it may be Gregg Anniversary or Gregg Simplified, but aren’t sure. Can anyone please decipher this for us? I’d prefer that you email it to me rather than post it to the group (we’re…

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Pre-anny, how many? Study comment

I am wondering: How many Pre-Anniversary Gregg writers do we have in this group? When I recently asked for suggestions for a speed studies book suitable for Pre-Anniversary Gregg, Chuck recommended the 1917 publication. I have since managed to latch onto a copy, and it’s terrific! If anyone is interested in improving their Pre-Anniversary skills,…

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Speedwriting vs AlphaHand

OK, folks, I’ve followed the discussion on the main board about teaching shorthand “in your spare time for fun and profit.”  I taught Simplified in 1982 during my lunch hour to a class of 40 which shrunk to 3 by the time we ended theory. The problems:      It takes too darned long to learn…

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Wooohooo! 50wpm!!

I just finished dictation for chapter 5 of 12. Three separate passages, copied from the book, then dictated at 40, 50, 60 and 70. 50 felt almost slow. 60 felt rushed. 70 was uncomfortable. I know, I know, nowhere close to the group average, but a personal achievement nonetheless, especially as I’m really bad at…

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