The not complete-idiot's guide to: Alternative Handwriting for Dummies Introduction The letters you are now reading, while well adapted to the eye to be read, are so ill adapted to the hand to be written that schools teach longhand as an alternative to printing them. As a bonus for learning an alternative system, you can be almost certain that no one you know will be able to read anything you write, so you will have learned not only a fast but secret way to write. Learning an alternative to longhand can not only be fun and way cool, but practical as well.
Next up is speed building. Anyway, let me show you what our first task was: Most of the Teeline shorthand alphabet Yep, this is most of the alphabet in Teeline!
Our first task was to drill the alphabet. Less so three quarters of the way through the theory, when suddenly there are lines everywhere, looping and intersecting and doing all sorts.
Most of the time, apart from at the beginning of words, and when a vowel sound is strong at the end of a word, vowels are omitted, leaving only consonants.
These are fairly easy to understand: These are special outlines, and are basically abbreviated versions of common phrases: These just need to be learnt by drilling them over and over again, until it becomes second nature to use the special outline rather than writing out the words in full.
The 40, 50, 60 in the margins reflect the speed at which this passage has been written. Blends are another way to speed up your shorthand. This is what my shorthand looks like now, at unit 17 out of 20 units: Admittedly, this probably looks very similar to some of my earlier shorthand.
I promise there are significant differences though! Even though they look quite subtle, they change the way you write shorthand quite dramatically. Prefixes and suffixes are added, the blends give you access to entire new categories of words, and to be honest, the word groupings and special outlines become insane.
This post is really just to say, keep at it, it WILL become clear and you WILL learn it, as long as you remember to drill all the special outlines and word groupings, and just keep at the dictation exercises to build up your speed!Feb 23, · How to Learn Shorthand.
In this Article: Article Summary Choosing a System of Shorthand Gathering Resources on Shorthand Practicing Shorthand Community Q&A Shorthand is any system of writing rapidly by hand, and is particularly useful for transcribing speech. The concept of shorthand has existed virtually as long as writing itself; ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, Rome, .
Jun 28, · Four Methods: Writing Teeline Shorthand Using Pitman Shorthand Writing Gregg Shorthand Improving Your Shorthand Community Q&A Shorthand is a method of speed-writing in which you substitute a symbol for a sound or a letter%(73).
Teeline shorthand is still taught to journalists in the UK. With Teeline shorthand, you can reach the speed of words per minute. Teeline is relatively easy to learn since its letters are similar to the longhand alphabet.
Sep 29, · How to Write Shorthand. In this Article: Article Summary Writing Teeline Shorthand Using Pitman Shorthand Writing Gregg Shorthand Improving Your Shorthand Community Q&A Shorthand is a method of speed-writing in which you substitute a symbol for a sound or a letter.
It is a great way to take notes fast, whether you are jotting down your thoughts during a class or making . The Different Systems of Shorthand Shorthand is a brief method of writing used to record human speech.
Today, most written shorthand systems write by sound (as opposed to the actual spelling of words) where there is a symbol for each sound. The Teeline shorthand alphabet is essential for learning shorthand. Each letter is one of the many ‘building blocks’ that are used to write words and phrases.
Shorthand letters can either be very similar to the regular alphabet or in some cases shortened versions of .