-Ing dot connections

Hi everyone,

I’m partway through the Anni manual (Unit 18) but had something on my mind. It was established earlier that in certain cases you can add stuff to an ing dot (like s for -ings or e for -ingly). Does this work for anything? For example, can you write “Huffington” with a tn disjoined in an -ing dot position or do you have to use the slanted n? Also, if -ing can connect to stuff in a word, can it do so in a phrase? Sorry if this was already covered where I’m at or shortly afterwards. I finished the French manual and there is nothing like this (-ant usually doesn’t connect to other things!). 
Haven’t got to much Gregging lately… besides today and yesterday. It’s track season at school (400m is the best!) and I usually do Gregg at lunchtimes. I have Gregger’s block too and my blog is on a hiatus (for now).
See ya!

(by Sirius for group greggshorthand)

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  1. According to the Manual (Unit 35, paragraph 241),

    … ington, by a disjoined tm; and ingham, by a disjoined m: …

    Though I don't know of any prefixes, other than -ings -ingly -ingham -ington, that can be used like that.

  2. My schedule right now is really annoying. I have a magazine cover and a movie poster due in 2 weeks, a major programming assignment due tomorrow, and (apparently) a little Seder meal we have to prepare for my World Religions class, due in 3 weeks.
    Now I only usually have time for coding my Greggory "replacement" on the weekends; not even for dictation practice. I'm trying to make the most of my time right now.

    anonymousmuggle, as a by-the-way question, how old are you? I'm 14. Never mind that, I read your Sténographie Gregg blog. So we're the same age.

  3. Yes, it will be covered later, like Chance described.

    Also, using the same principle, a high speed shortcut can be formed in phrases that contain -ing + another word (such as -ing + the, -ing + that, -ing + you, -ing + your, -ing + his, -ing + their, -ing + and, -ing + this, -ing + us): the second word is written in the position of the dot. This is not covered in the Anniversary manual, but it is covered in the 1916 manual (paragraph 152), and it is used frequently in reporting.

  4. OK thanks everyone. Maybe after I finish Anni and get a good grip on it I'll take a look at the 1916 manual. One more question. Since the -ing dot is used in 'thing', why can't it be used in 'sing'. I'm a little confused as to the rule. (I assume 'thinking' is a th and 2 dots, so why can't 'singing' be an s-[dot]-[dot]?)

    Chance, I don't envy your schedule! And I thought mine was bad! At least I don't have homework and track is not after school! Good luck on your stuff!


  5. It is not used because the -ing rule applies only to the gerund ("singing", "bringing", "ringing", "wringing", "dinging", "pinging"), and not to the infinitive, so "sing", "bring", "ring", "ping", "ding", and "wring" are written either in full or in the case of "bring" as a brief form with no -ing dot. The dot is used in "thing" and "think" because they are brief forms, so rules do not apply.

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