First Draft of the Opening Poem of Alice in Wonderland

I’ve been doing some experiments with pens, inks, and transcription styles, and I’ve come up with this https://www.dropbox.com/s/3wvmi1q76ziunql/AllInTheGoldenAfternoonLewisCarroll.pdf for your consideration (one sheet as media below). I’m planning to go ahead and write out the rest of “Alice …” in this style, and I’ll watch for comments and suggestions. The purpose is to force myself to write…

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Bouteflika et les présidents français

A short transcription of the beginnig of a news article from Le Monde, about the (almost former) Algerian president. This time I have been more careful about using the proper brief forms. The question marks indicate the words I wasn’t sure about (re. my other post about the -ien endings, among othe doubts). Anyway I’ll…

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-stion / -ien in French DJS

Hello, I want to write the word gestion (which I pronounce jes-t-ion), which I haven’t found either in my (unfinished) readings. Is there a -tion (pronounced TION not SION) special ending? Also, I’m not sure about the ending -ien as in lien, algérien, entretien. Is it written the same way as “ion” (i-n) ? Thanks!

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French DJS : Rousseau, 9e promenade

Hello, My attempt at transcribing the very first lines of Rousseau’s 9th promenade in les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire. Please let me know where my mistakes are (by DJS rules please) 🙂 I didn’t know how to write “permanente” the DJS way (I put a question mark on top of it). Didn’t know if “man”…

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DJS Rationale

As a newcomer here this year who has enjoyed reading and using the great wealth of material, I have not seen much detail about the rationale for DJS, so I wondered whether these attachments might be of interest. See also these links: Comparison of Simplified and Diamond Jubilee  From Gregg Simplified to Diamond Jubilee Changing…

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How do you write….?

I’ve been googling whether there was a “how do you write…?” thread, and there doesn’t seem to be one, so I decided to start one. Apologies if there already is one that didn’t appear on my searches. There have been a few words that I have been trying to work out what is the “proper”…

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Strange Wedding Stories

June is the most popular wedding month; it derives its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. It was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness. This article from Newser.com and written by me in DJS talks about four very unusual weddings. Attachment: strange-wedding-stories.pdf

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Question about books

I only took one year of DJS in high school. After the basic book (I had a Functional Method book) I was wondering if the next books Transcription, Dictation, and Speed Building have any new brief forms or other new “shortcuts” or are they just focused on transcribing properly and knowing proper punctuation and grammar and…

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