Stumped!

I read a lot of shorthand to enhance my writing speed.  I am conversant with Pre-Anniversary, Anniversary, and Simplified, so I don’t usually have too much trouble reading short forms and phrasing, but I’m stumped on this one. 

Does anyone have a copy of Direct-Method Materials for Gregg Shorthand?  My question is on page 166, second sentence, which reads “Very often, furniture styles ______(?) the traits of the people of a country.”  The sign looks like T-A-V, disjoined T, and it doesn’t suggest a word or a phrase that makes sense to me ??

Can anyone help?  Thanks!

(by Mary for everyone)

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  1. You're in good company. In my copy of the book, the same sign is circled, indicating — I assume — that its original owner was stumped at this point. I am, too. For those who don't have the book, the sign in question is:

    TEV+disjoined T. Since one would ordinarily expect TEV to be represented by the standard sign blend, I would otherwise be inclined to suppose that the sign actually reads:

    TESF+disjoined T, with a poorly indicated S, and read "testified". Yet, that's not how "testify" is written. Got me.

  2. I, too, confess I ran across an outline which stumped me for a couple of minutes. I purchased this book of which I had been unaware until the initial post of this thread, last week and received it this morning. Opening the package without consulting the message board I half remembered 'page 126 and opened to that page. At the end of the first line I had no idea what VCAB stood for but reading on, "vocabulary" jumped out of the page at me. So cool and pleasurable to read connected material like this. The edition I received is remarkably clean and neat for a book printed in 1942. This group has said it before but I repeat it's always a pleasure to read plates originated by Winifred Kenna Richmond. If you want more reading material following Anniversary theory, I heartily recommend (despite its overwhelming title) the present volume.

  3. I sent you an invitation to become a member of the group.

    The group is alive and kicking. Posts before April 2010 are public. Newer posts are private and only accessible to members of the group. New posts are only initiated by members

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