I had to write “revenu” today and wasn’t sure whether to include either or even any of the two E-circles. Sénécal writes revenu R-V-E-N-U, while the Gregg Shorthand Dictionary does the exact opposite (r-E-vnu).
However I’m a bit confused because the dictionary gives revenue as rEvnu, but then revere is rvEr, reverse is rvEs, revolt is rvolt, reverence is rEvrns.
So in English, it looks like the E-circle in re- is included if the prefix carries the stress, otherwise it’s excluded, V being a descending stroke.
Am I correct in thinking that this distinction never applies in Frenchh Gregg and that whenever the following stroke is a descending stroke, you just omit the E-circle?
PS. In the case of revenu, I wonder why Senecal chose to keep the second E, which is not even always pronounced in fluent speech.