Challenge: All the Rules in a Few(ish) Sentences

The Reddit shorthand group (https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ ) has all of the rules in Forkner in 8 sentences, from the textbook. (It’s somewhere on this site, too.) That’s a bit optimistic for Gregg, but it’s a neat challenge. Can we do it in one sentence per group of lessons? Maybe a very short paragraph. Bonus points if…

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Text to Speech Project — Help Needed

Many years ago (at least two computers) I wrote a program using Python and Cepstral (a TTS engine) to convert text to mp3 files. I made a good start at “recording” all of Simplified Functional Edition 2, but didn’t finish it, and planned to offer the service to anyone with text files. Then I found…

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Thank you for the writing style post

Last month(ish), someone commented on a post showing two very different writing styles. (I can’t find the post, sigh.) One was cramped, one took up a lot of space. I’d see the post before, but never taken it to heart. This time, I paid attention. I’ve been writing on every line in my book, to…

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Shorthand Systems compared to Chicken Scratchings

It’s been a long time since I visited. I’ve abandoned Gregg. I miss it, but just can’t keep the lines the right length and curve, and can’t read back my own writing, which is the whole point. So, Forkner. It’s fast enough, and I’m adding shortcuts from Gregg to speed it up. Doesn’t mean I’ve…

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You’d think I’d learn

If using AbeBooks, always contact the seller and confirm the exact and full book title. Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Teachers Handbook is not the same as Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified, Home Study Edition (The Home Study Edition is a paperback, 1956, plates by C Radar. Content is similar to the regular manual, with 70 chapters,…

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Dictation Files are up, GSF2

Here they are: Gregg Simplified Functional 2nd Edition https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0Bzl8w6VxVz_Eem0ySXMxaDB5VDg/edit I’m not sure if they’ll stay there. I can’t see how much disk space they use. Everyone should be able to see them.

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