Homophones

The question came up in the Facebook Gregg shorthand group about how not all homophones are written the same, with reference to brief forms.  For example, g-r = great, but not grate.  B-t = but, but not butt.  B = by, but not buy, etc. I think this happens when the words are spelled differently…

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Snow

For lots of people, precipitation in the form of snow is a certainty during the winter months. Here’s an interesting article transcribed by me in Centennial Gregg that describes some aspects about how snow is formed. Attachment: snow.pdf

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The Mont Blanc Road Tunnel

The Mont Blanc Road Tunnel connects France and Italy under the Mont Blanc mountain in the Alps. It links the city of Chamonix in France with Courmayeur in Italy. This tunnel is of paramount importance, both for commercial and recreational driving, as it reduces the time to travel between the two countries. This article details…

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The Open Skies

Here is a beautiful selection from Volume 1 of the book Modern Painters, by English writer, philosopher, and art critic John Ruskin, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: the-open-skies.pdf

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despite

d-s-p-i-t I know that the “i” should be put on the BACK of the “p”, in that same way that “a” would be (e.g. in “pat”), but it seems much easier to write it on the INSIDE of the “p”, bringing the line through the centre of the large circle (as is done for “while”)…

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Beaucoup de plats et treize desserts : le Reveillon du Noël provençal

The beautiful southern French region of Provence has its own Christmas traditions, including a big celebration on Christmas Eve, with lots of dishes and thirteen desserts! This article transcribed by me in Sténographie Gregg (Anniversary and Simplified) explains this tradition. Attachment: beaucoup-de-plats-et-13-desserts-le-reveillon-du-noel-provencal-anniv.pdf Attachment: beaucoup-de-plats-et-13-desserts-le-reveillon-du-noel-provencal-simpl.pdf

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The Emperor’s Vision

This beautiful legend behind the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Altar in Heaven in the heart of Rome is brought to us by Selma Lagerlöf as part of her book Christ Legends. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-emperors-vision.pdf

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