DJS – s u g ?

Could somebody explain how the Brief Form for ‘suggest’ is ‘s u g’ and not ‘s u j’ in DJS (and later?). Thanks.

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  1. No official reason was given for that particular change that I know of. However, in DJS, they started eliminating brief form pairs, that is, brief form outlines that could represent two words (such as am-more, doctor-during, than-then, etc.), because in some cases they "cause some learning difficulty and some transcribing difficulty to the average shorthand student"(quoting from the official DJS system changes book, which I have a copy). Since "suggest" and "suggestion" were written exactly the same before DJS, they may have changed the j to a g to be able to make the distinction between the two when adding the ending -tion.

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