I Have A Dream

I’ve been meaning to transcribe something in Anniversary for the group (and to give Carlos something new to read, since he is usually the one doing the writing!), and this speech from 1963 seemed apropos to post given things going on in the world today.  It is the address by the Rev. Martin Luther King…

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Introduction from a new DJS Learner

Hello, my name is Layla and I am new to the blog. It’s nice to e-meet you all! I am something of a collector of unusual hobbies, especially anything to do with language. Learning shorthand has been on my bucket list for years and, after one unsuccessful attempt, I am ready to try again! Since…

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Progress Report!

After several attempts over the past year and a half or so I’ve finally succeeded in establishing a solid daily study routine. This morning I finished Lesson 29 in Simplified so I’m almost half way through the core book, woot! Reading was slow and awkward in the early lessons and made it hard to create consistent…

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Let us debate in French Gregg

As Carlos once rightly pointed out, the French love to disagree and debate their divergences. Nothing makes life more exciting than a lively debate. So I’m making this suggestion to Christine, Carlos, and of course anyone else who feels like writing in French Gregg: could we not choose any topic of interest and debate it…

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En longeant les quais de la Seine

In this small selection from his book, Pierre Nozière, Anatole France describes the famous banks of the Seine River in the heart of Paris, here in Sténographie Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-anniv.pdf Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-simpl.pdf

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Suffixes Comparison in Gregg Shorthand

The suffixes -ograph and -egraph are represented by an O-hook and an over-E, respectively, in English Gregg Shorthand. In Portuguese, telegrafia with an over-A loop and taquígrafo with an over-E. In Italian, telegrafo with an E (like the “ing” dot), fotografo with an O-hook and stenografia with a OA. In French, photographe with an O-hook…

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Shorthand… and family and friends

Hello, the other day, I read an excerpt of ‘The basics principles of Gregg shorthand’ where John R. Gregg said how much the support he had received from his sister had been important while his brothers made fun of him and his ‘obsession’. For me, shorthand is a solitary activity even if I can share…

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Yellowstone Notes

This article by Charles Lee Swem appeared in print form in the December 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer. It is a small travel journal of various shorthand reporters that were attending the National Shorthand Reporter’s Association Convention in Omaha that year. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: yellowstone-notes.pdf

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