I have returned

Well, I’m done with Finals and christmas (I got an A on all of them, whee!) and soon I shall resume my study of Gregg. I am currently at my Uncle’s house and I’m showing him the manual.

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A more Standard AGS

As I re-reach the halfway point in coding Gregg.Convert(ex-Greggory) (I had to start over in C#), I realized that I needed to have a permanent reference implementation for AGS set before I actually move on to doing the layout stuff. So I created a little so-called “standard” document I call SS 1:2012, detailing all the mappings between…

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

I want to make a small post to wish everyone here a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I would like to take a moment to let all of you know how much I appreciate the help, advice and encouragement you’ve given me in my pursuit of learning shorthand. Stay safe and enjoy your Christmas day….

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Vocabulary Building Lessons in Gregg Shorthand

This is a self-published workbook for vocabulary with dictation material from 1942 by Mary H. Inglis of Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. The vocabulary is drawn primarily from 5,000 Most-Used Shorthand Forms, like which the chapters and units are all keyed to the Anniversary Manual. The pages were all single-sided, which explains why the page…

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A couple questions about “modern” words

Is there a recommended abbreviation for PC (as in personal computer)? Would it be an intersection of P and K, from personal and computer? Or p-e-s-e, from the way it’s spoken? Also, I can’t find “microwave” in my dictionary, which surprised me. I have been spelling it m-i-k-r-o-a-v, leaving out the w because it seemed…

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The Word Wood

The current assignment I’m studying in my Simplified Functional Manual are the vowel sounds: w, sw, wh. One of the words in my reading lesson is the word “wood”. The word WOOD Usually when I come across a new word when I study it I sound the strokes out loud. But, I really don’t understand…

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The Leech Cloth (fiction)

This is something fictional I wrote more than a year ago for a site where we share ideas for tabletop RPGs. I copied a piece of it yesterday, the most shorthand I’ve done in one sitting for months. I had to keep the dictionary and my personal reference handy throughout. Even so, I’m pretty sure…

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