Although the Gregg shorthand manual teaches you to write several dots and ticks to represent certain things, a lot of these are not written in practice (1916 and Anniversary):
- The h dot can be omitted in most circumstances apart from certain words like “who….”
- The diphthong “ai” can be written as an “a” in a lot of cases “quite” = “k-a-t”
- The vowel marks are almost always never written.
- Commas are usually omitted when they don’t change the meaning of the sentence.
- In fact, most punctuation which is unnecessary is omitted.
- The Z indicator, written below the s is also omitted most of the time.
Is the W indicator tick also omitted (I’m omitting it)?
Is it wise to omit the ea dot?
Is the capitalisation mark also omitted in practice (I’m omitting it)?
For words that there is no facile joining, is it wise to omit the curve between the two halves e.g. “Yahoo” =”ya/u”, “Ayah” = “a/ya”, “earthquake” = “e-r-th k-a-k”?
Is there anything that I have missed in this list?