OGA material, January 1955

OGA Junior and OGA Senior material from the January 1955 issue of Today’s Secretary.

OGA Junior: This material is “loaded” with easy joinings and with fluent blends. (85 words.)

OGA Senior: This material includes just about every possible shorthand joining—it is a real test of your ability to write anybody-can-read-it Gregg shorthand notes. (133 words.)

Attachment: oga.pdf
Attachment: oga-junior.pdf
Attachment: oga-senior.pdf

(by Philip
for group greggshorthand)

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    1. OK. I'm a bit confused here; I wonder if this is a difference between British and American pronounciation. I would say "emfatikli"; do Americans and others say "emfatikali"; if so, why is the "-ily/-ally" loop not used?

  1. Please let me know if I have understood this correctly:

    The -ily/-ally ending is not needed if the word already includes an l; e is added to make the y ending.

    The word may already include the l if (1) it is simply there as in mutual/mutually, actual/actually, or (2) if there is a -cle/-cal ending, as in emphatical/emphatically, practical/practically.

    Ow, my brain hurts!

    1. I think I am over-complicating this by thinking too much; the first bit is actually sufficient: "The -ily/-ally ending is not needed if the word already includes an l; e is added to make the y ending."

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