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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. Most alternative systems write words the way they sound, not the way they are spelled.
English spelling is so quirky that winning a spelling bee is a major achievement, and even the champs falter at some point. To make up for the missing symbols, several letters are often combined to represent a sound.
For example the "sh" sound can be spelled 13 different ways: With vowels things are even worse about 20 spellings per vowel sound! The "oo" sound has 29 different spellings: On average, there are at least 13 different ways to spell each sound in frequently used Engish words.
If all English words are counted, there are 28 different spellings for each sound, or over 1, ways to spell 40 sounds. The way out of this madness is to write using a phonetic alphabet—one sound, one symbol.
Because multiple letters are often used to indicate a single sound, the average English word has more letters than sounds. Writing phonetically requires learning more symbols initially, but requires fewer symbols per word, and so is faster.
If each sound is represented by the simplest possible symbol single stroke lines, loops and hooksthe number of strokes needed to write a word can be greatly reduced in comparison to longhand.
This is how the alternative systems can be so much faster than looooooonghand, which uses several strokes per letter and often several letters per sound.
Pitman Shorthand The better known alternative systems include the Pitman system, developed by Sir Isaac Pitman in It is based on geometrical curves and lines in varying lengths and angles written on lined paper.
Lines are also written thin or thick using a special flexible fountain pen tip, though a pencil will work. The Pitman system is a complete phonetic alphabet, though diacritical marks have to be added alongside the lines to indicate vowels, which is awkward.
When speed is important they are often omitted. Shorthand systems go for maximum speed at the expense of readability. The Pitman system is still used, especially in England.
Do check it out. It is not easy to learn or become proficient in, but it is fast up to 10X faster than longhand! Gregg Shorthand John Robert Gregg devised the most famous of alternative systems in All lines are of the same thickness, position relative to a line is irrelevant so lined paper is not needed, and awkward diacritical marks are avoided though not abscent.
Gregg Shorthand won out over Pitman Shorthand in America, and was widely taught in public schools as an essential skill needed by office workers to take dictation. Many books are available, and most public libraries in America will have copies.
Unfortunately, Gregg Shorthand is only a shorthand system; you can only write outlines of words. If you write something and then immediately transcribe it, as secretaries tend to do, then no major problem, but if you try to read something you wrote last year, then a major effort may be needed to decipher it, unless, that is, you have so mastered the system that you can sight read thousands of brief forms.
Although Gregg Shorthand is nominally phonetic, in practice outlines sometimes follow the sound of a word, and sometimes its spelling.
Dictionaries are available to show you how to outline tens of thousands of words, but the need for such dictionaries should tell you something of the inherent ambiguities of the system.
The system is fast, attractively cursive, but frustrating for personal use since each vowel symbol can represent several possible vowel sounds. It is the exact opposite of printing alphabetic characters by hand; handwritten text is readable, but blocky and slow to write, while Gregg Shorthand is highly cursive and fast, but only marginally readable.
Teeline Shorthand Teeline Shorthand is taught to journalism majors in some Commonwealth countries, mainly the UK, but is little known elsewhere. James Hill, an instructor of Pitman Shorthand, developed it in It is simpler than Pitman Shorthand, without the need to use both thick and thin lines, or diacritical marks.
It is not phonetic, but instead is based on the standard alphabet, and so retains the inadequacies of that alphabet. Vowels are often omitted for speed at the expense of readability, as in most shorthand systems. It is intended to aid in taking dictation by creating word outlines, and so needs to be transcribed soon after it is taken.
It is, therefore, more suited to professional than personal use. Alphabetic Shorthand Systems Various systems of rapid writing based on alphabetic print or longhand characters have been devised. Few if any new symbols need to be learned.
Most systems consist of rules for abbreviating words together with memorized abbreviations.ACCT INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3) A comprehensive study of basic financial accounting processes applicable to a service, merchandising, and manufacturing business.
Graphology (or graphoanalysis, but not graphanalysis) is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer, indicating psychological state at the time of writing, or evaluating personality characteristics.
It is generally considered a pseudoscience. The term is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to forensic document examination. Handwriting Analysis - Handwriting Analysis & Graphology Studies. Handwriting Analysis. In a perfect world, we'd all be able to know all about one another and be comfortable with understanding each other.
In the real world, however, it works better if we have some tools to work with. Personnel Services, MatchMakers, Psychology, Personal Growth: All areas which benefit from Graphology/HWA. Handwriting Analysis - Handwriting Analysis & Graphology Studies.
Handwriting Analysis. In a perfect world, we'd all be able to know all about one another and be comfortable with understanding each other. In the real world, however, it works better if we have some tools to work with. Personnel Services, MatchMakers, Psychology, Personal Growth: All areas which benefit from Graphology/HWA.
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