Shorthand Sightings on the Web

  I came across a couple of blogs that had recent articles about shorthand.  The first one is about using shorthand to write a novel: Get Your Story in Hand Using Shorthand The second is about genealogy and shorthand: WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY-IN SHORTHAND? Happy reading!  

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Notehand Bingo fun

My kids are finally far enough along in the Notehand textbook that they can play the Notehand Bingo game I created for them last year.  Anyway, I had a little fun today making a box for all the bingo supplies.  Just thought I’d share.    

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Deseret Alphabet on Atlas Obscura

Last year I posted about the Deseret Alphabet created by George D. Watts.   The alphabet appears to be alive and well.  There’s an article about it this week on the Atlas Obscura website.  I’m rather envious:  they have published many classics and even the Bible in this alphabet.  If only someone was doing that…

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Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter for Shorthand

I thought I’d briefly share a fun gadget that can be used for shorthand note-taking.  It’s the Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter.  You can think of it as a paperless digital notebook.  Its screen and stylus were designed to have more of the feel of pen and paper, so it’s less slippery than writing on…

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Dictation Disc Company Set 482

I’ve digitized another Dictation Disc Company record set (482).  This one includes 24 dictations that range from 60 to 90 WPM.  Most of them are less than 2 minutes long. The back of the box claims there is a transcript, but there was not one included.  It says it’s a “complete theory review.” For the…

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Notehand Bingo

I’ve created Notehand Bingo for my two Notehand scholars. Attached is a .pdf file which contains two different Notehand Bingo games with which to practice your Notehand skills: (1) “Brief Forms” and (2) “100 Frequently Used Words.”  Included in this file:     ∙    10 Notehand “Brief Form” Bingo Cards         ∙    1 blank Notehand…

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Voynich Manuscript

I recently stumbled across an interesting documentary on Amazon Prime called The Voynich Code:  The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript.  No one has been able to crack its code — is it shorthand?  Encrypted text?  Gibberish?  Even the illustrations are other-worldly.  Some wonder if the author was the young Leonardo DaVinci, but no one really knows…

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Deseret Alphabet & George D. Watt

 I just finished reading a biography about George D. Watt, who was a Pitman scribe to the Mormon prophet, Brigham Young, for 30 years during the mid 1800’s.  The biography is available in print as well as in .pdf format for free on the University of Utah website here.  It was fascinating– how often do…

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