bank

I wrote bank incorrectly.  Judging there to be no angle at the joining between b and k, I put the circle inside the curve.  Looking at bunker and spunk in the dictionary, I see that there is indeed an angle at the joining of a b/p with a following ng/nk.  The angle is more obvious…

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Our Duty to be Happy

This is a fragment from the book Days Off by Henry Van Dyke; a gentleman and his nephew talk about the importance of maintaining a positive outlook in life. I transcribed it in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: our-duty-to-be-happy.pdf

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The Whistle

This is one of the most famous essays by Benjamin Franklin. Its message is still very relevant in today’s world. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-whistle.pdf

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The u sound in “unit”

In paragraph 165 of the 2nd ed. of the Simplified manual, the authors use a u with a bar over it to represent the sound of the u in unit and tell us that it is represented by e-oo (small circle plus oo hook) in Simplified shorthand.  In paragraph 192, the authors tell us that…

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Gregg Simplified Memrise Decks “Courses”

Memrise is in the process of separating user created courses from Memrise-staff created language learning courses.  Memrise has implemented a second platform called Decks for the user created courses.  I like the name because what have been called courses in Memrise are sets of electronic flash cards and the new name implies decks of cards. …

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Outline Position

In the Simplified Manual (2nd ed.) it appears that the ngk stroke in the word ink extends below the line of writing.  It is my understanding that the base of the first consonant in an outline, not counting the first s, is supposed to be on the line of writing.  Is the base of the…

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