Several difficulties with a text in French

Hello, I’m having trouble reading several words of the following text from my French DJS manual:   Here is what I get: Cher ami, arrêtez-vous près d’une chute d’eau par une belle journée d’été, asseyez-vous sur un rocher et écoutez chanter les oiseaux. Vous ne verrez plus (?) une chute pareille à celle-ci [if my…

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V-R/V-L ligature: rounded or not?

Hello, I noticed that my manual (Sténographie Gregg by Soeur Marie Ernestine) mentions the rounding that occurs in the F-R and F-L combinations, but it remains silent in the case of V followed by R or L. Should the angle be rounded likewise or not? I find diverging examples in my manual, where avril is…

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Bouteflika et les présidents français

A short transcription of the beginnig of a news article from Le Monde, about the (almost former) Algerian president. This time I have been more careful about using the proper brief forms. The question marks indicate the words I wasn’t sure about (re. my other post about the -ien endings, among othe doubts). Anyway I’ll…

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-stion / -ien in French DJS

Hello, I want to write the word gestion (which I pronounce jes-t-ion), which I haven’t found either in my (unfinished) readings. Is there a -tion (pronounced TION not SION) special ending? Also, I’m not sure about the ending -ien as in lien, algérien, entretien. Is it written the same way as “ion” (i-n) ? Thanks!

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French DJS : Rousseau, 9e promenade

Hello, My attempt at transcribing the very first lines of Rousseau’s 9th promenade in les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire. Please let me know where my mistakes are (by DJS rules please) 🙂 I didn’t know how to write “permanente” the DJS way (I put a question mark on top of it). Didn’t know if “man”…

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Signs in various Gregg versions

Hello, I’d like to know if the set of signs (by that I mean the basic alphabet as well as the blended signs) used in Gregg has remained unchanged throughout all versions of Gregg, or if some have been added or removed? Also, about the rules governing sign attachment and outline formation: aside from the…

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The philosophy behind brief forms

Hello, As a beginner, my intention is not to question everything but rather to understand the rationale I have observed so far concerning abbreviations and brief forms in Gregg. My question is: why is it so important to stick to them, and why have a predetermined set for each Gregg iteration? My understanding is that…

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