Rules for er and r- Beginner Questions

I’ve been looking through the 1916 manual, and I’m not really clear why the rules for expressing -er are the way they are, especially when it comes to word-signs. You can either use can disjoined r. Or you can use a joined r. Or you can use the reversing principle if the brief contains the…

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how to write Vanuatu or muon?

Listening to the radio while driving home this morning I heard there has been a disaster in Vanuatu. How would you suggest writing Vanuatu or, for example, muon? Would you use a joining of the oo hook followed by o, similar to the one in water? This brought to mind another question: Over the years…

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Dropping vowels

I wondered about the dropping of minor vowels in Simplified (although I’m sure this applies to earlier Gregg). The word “picture” is a good example of this, being written as p-k-t-r. I’d tend to include the first vowel if I didn’t know it wasn’t used in the standard outline. There are other words I sometimes…

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