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NATIONAL SHORTHAND SCHOOL (BOOKS) Pitman's Shorthand Online Tutorial English has some set of signs learn shorthand sincerely to become. Find Book. LESSON LESSON-1A. LESSON-1B. Lesson-1C. LESSON LESSON Lesson LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON LESSON- 9. STYLE BOOK or BUSINESS ENGLISH. pp.,. 8se. Sixth Edition Revised and Enlarged. will especiall y appeal to the teacher of English wherever it is seen.
Subscribe Google Whatsapp Pinterest Digg Linkedin Stumbleupon Vk Print Delicious Buffer Pocket Xing Tumblr Mail Yummly Telegram Flipboard Advertisement For hundreds of years before the regular use of dictation machines, word processors, and computers, many thousands of court records, correspondence, journalism, and so on circulated in translation. All of these texts were originally in their native language, but they were transcribed in a different writing system, then translated back into the standard orthography, by stenographers using various kinds of shorthand. In English, this meant that a mess of irregular, phonetically nonsensical spellings turned into a streamlined, orderly symbolic system, impenetrable to anyone who hadn't studied it thoroughly. I do not know the rates of accuracy in shorthand writing or translation. But for centuries, shorthand systems were used to record lectures, letters, and interviews, and to write edicts, essays, articles, etc.
Each consonant was represented by an arbitrary but simple symbol, while the five vowels were represented by the relative positions of the surrounding consonants. Thus the symbol for B with symbol for T drawn directly above it represented "bat", while B with T below it meant "but"; top-right represented "e", middle-right "i", and lower-right "o".
A vowel at the end of a word was represented by a dot in the appropriate position, while there were additional symbols for initial vowels. This basic system was supplemented by further symbols representing common prefixes and suffixes.
One drawback of Shelton's system was that there was no way to distinguish long and short vowels or diphthongs; so the b-a-t sequence could mean "bat", or "bait", or "bate", while b-o-t might mean "boot", or "bought", or "boat". The reader needed to use the context to work out which alternative was meant. The main advantage of the system was that it was easy to learn and to use.
It was popular, and under the two titles of Short Writing and Tachygraphy, Shelton's book ran to more than 20 editions between and Shelton's chief rivals were Theophilus Metcalfe 's Stenography or Short Writing which was in its "55th edition" by , and Jeremiah Rich 's system of , which was published under various titles including The penns dexterity compleated Another notable English shorthand system creator of the 17th century was William Mason fl.
Tombstone of Heinrich Roller , inventor of a German shorthand system, with a sample of his shorthand Modern-looking geometric shorthand was introduced with John Byrom 's New Universal Shorthand of Samuel Taylor published a similar system in , the first English shorthand system to be used all over the English-speaking world.
Thomas Gurney published Brachygraphy in the midth century. Gabelsberger based his shorthand on the shapes used in German cursive handwriting rather than on the geometrical shapes that were common in the English stenographic tradition.
Hebrew Shorthand Taylor's system was superseded by Pitman shorthand , first introduced in by English teacher Sir Isaac Pitman , and improved many times since. Pitman's system has been used all over the English-speaking world and has been adapted to many other languages, including Latin. Pitman's system uses a phonemic orthography. For this reason, it is sometimes known as phonography, meaning "sound writing" in Greek.
One of the reasons this system allows fast transcription is that vowel sounds are optional when only consonants are needed to determine a word. The availability of a full range of vowel symbols, however, makes complete accuracy possible. Isaac's brother Benn Pitman, who lived in Cincinnati , Ohio , was responsible for introducing the method to America. The record for fast writing with Pitman shorthand is wpm during a two-minute test by Nathan Behrin in Not until the ability to write shorthand without mental hesitation has been acquired, should speed practice begin.
A student observing the note-taking of an experienced stenographer will be struck with admiration at the smoothness of the writing and the perfect regularity of the outlines. An excellent method of practice for the like facility is in the copying of a selection sentence by sentence until the whole is memorized, and then writing it over and over again.
All notes taken at any speed should strictly be compared with the printed matter. It will then be found that many words are taken for others because of the forms they assume when written under pressure. Most of these can be avoided by careful attention to the writing.
Experience alone will authorize any deviation from the text-book forms.
Phrasing should be indulged in sparingly on unfamiliar matter. But on familiar matter the student should always be alert for opportunities of saving both time and effort by employing the principles of intersection, elimination of consonants and the joining of words of frequent occurrence. Nothing less than absolute accuracy should satisfy the student. Conflicting outlines should be carefully distinguished.
Where words may be distinguished either by the insertion of vowels or the changing of one of the outlines, the latter should always be the method employed; vowels should freely be inserted whenever possible. The sense of the matter should be carefully preserved by the punctuation of the notes, indicating the full stop and leaving spaces in the notes between phrases.
The best matter of the for the student beginning practice for speed is to be found in the dictation books compiled by the publishers of the system. At first, the dictation should be slow to permit the making of careful outlines.
Gradually the speed should be increased until the student is obliged to exert himself to keep pace with the reader; and occasionally short bursts of speed should be attempted as tests of the writer's progress. The student ambitious to succeed will endeavor to familiarize himself with all matters pertaining to stenography.
By reading the shorthand magazines he will keep himself in touch with the latest developments in the art. Facility in reading shorthand will also be acquired by reading the shorthand plates in these magazines. For comparison and suggestion, he will study the facsimile notes of practical stenographers.
With a pencil, your light stroke should be a fine line on the paper, and a heavy stroke should be only a little heavier than a light stroke. The best pencil to use is a mechanical pencil with a self-advancing lead such as Dixon SenseMatic disposable plastic pencils.
If you have to click to advance the lead, you will waste time.
You need lined paper, preferably one of those "steno" notepads with a line running down the middle, dividing the page into two columns. In Pitman, if you make a mistake, you don't waste time erasing -- you just circle the mistake and rewrite it, which is quicker.
My diagrams below are a little rough, and the size of dots are exaggerated for visibility. The Basic Letters: The following are the basic stroke shapes in Pitman for the consonant sounds. They consist of the simplest possible strokes, in different orientations and thicknesses. Note that th represents the sound of th in words like thank and think, and TH represents the sound of th in words like they and them.
Most of these strokes are written from left to right, or top to bottom if they are oriented vertically like T, D, th or TH. Vowel sounds: Vowels are indicated by dots or dashes which can be light or heavy , or other marks, written next to a consonant stroke. Hook in counter-clockwise direction represents 'l' after the stroke ply, amplify, angle. For curved strokes eff, vee, ith, thee, ish, zhee, em, en, ing the hook is written in before the stroke is written and it represents 'r' after the stroke other, measure, manner, every.
At the end. Hook in clockwise direction represents 'en' after the stroke train, chin, genuine. Hook in counter-clockwise direction represents 'eff' or 'vee' after the stroke pave, calf, toughen. For curved strokes eff, vee, ith, thee, ish, zhee, em, en, ing the hook is written in after the stroke is written and it represents 'n' after the stroke men, thin. Shun hook The shun hook is written on the right hand side of a simple t, d or j.
The big hook after any stroke represents 'shun', 'zhun' etc. For straight strokes with initial circle or loop or hook, the shun hook is written in opposite direction section. Depression and depletion have shun hooks in different directions. For simple straight strokes, the shun hook is written in the direction opposite to the occurrence of the vowel. Caution and auction have shun hooks in different directions. For curved strokes, the shun hook is written after the stroke, continuing the curve motion, notion.
To represent the sound s-shun as in sessation, decision, musician etc. Other hooks Big hook for 'wh'.