DEM-TEN blend vs. D

Hello, As I try to generalize the dem/ten blend into my originally DJS shorthand, I realize how difficult it is to keep it clearly distinguishable from a sloppy D stroke, especially when an i-circle has to be added to the blend. I even suspect this is why its scope was drastically reduced in DJS, am I…

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-stic, -tique

Hello, In Senecal/Anniversary, I see that there is a disjoined -st suffix for -stic/stique, and a disjoined A (is it really an A-circle?) for -tique. I would have two questions : 1/Senecal says that critique and pratique should not be applied the -tique suffix. I can’t figure out why, especially given that the English version…

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E in re-

Hello, 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,…

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French: envisageable

Hello, I’m not really happy about the French word “envisageable” striding three entire lines on my notepad, but I can’t find any sensible way to shorten it. I can’t leave ou the B because the verb envisager also exists. I can’t leave out the J because then it would look like “invisible”. Any ideas? Thanks!

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-fer-, -ver- in Anni

Hello, I’m having difficulty writing “couverture” the Anniversary (Sénécal) way. My V invariably tends to straighten up because of the reverse motion used to write the following circle. Would you have any tip to help keep a nice V/F curve followed by reverse circle and avoid getting something that looks more like J/CH (my problem…

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Shorthand speed vs. keyboard typing speed

Hello, I was talking to a family member who studies in college. He was explaining that most students take their laptops in class and simply type the oral lectures given by teachers directly on their laptops, because their typing speed is much faster than their note-taking speed. According to him, he can type about 4…

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-ctive, -ctivity

Hello, I’ve been slowly incorporating some elements of Anniversary into my DJS shorthand, the latest one being the tiv/div blend at the end of words (as in active, which I used to write with a normal T stroke and a V. However, as I wondered about the best angle to position the DEV blend right after the…

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Sénécal: prefixes and homographs

Hello, I’m going over the Senecal disjointed prefixes that I could include in my DJS, and there are a lot of really interesting ones, except some give rise to homographs for a number of words, some being rather frequent. I’ve noticed: -For disjointed D (déter-, détr-) : détremper – détromper (and all their conjugated forms)…

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French Sénécal : ant/issant

Hello, I’m slowly working towards introducing some Senecal Rules into my DJS, and I’m a bit confused about the dot which stands for ant/issant (para. 54 of the Senecal manual), when it comes to “ayant” (with the yod). The word “ayant” itself is written e-circle + left-yod + dot, however other words such as “envoyant”,…

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