Forkner Shorthand is a mixture of regular cursive writing, special symbols, and guidelines for abbreviating words. Most students can triple their. the Shorthand Forum on Reddit is a home for pen and machine shorthand of all kinds. Forkner alphabet shorthand / by Hamden L. Forkner. Main Author: Forkner, Hamden L., Language(s): English. Published: New York: Forkner Pub. Co.
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Jim, I assume you experienced speeds similar to Debi — around wpm and that this was sufficient? My plan is not to abandon Gregg, but to get an easier system under my belt that I can use right away while working on Gregg fluency when I have time. It sacrifices speed a little, I’m sure, in order to gain better legibility to me at least. At my high school they taught both Gregg and Forkner. Now I suppose that with enough very dedicated practice that this is possible with Gregg too, shortand I honestly see the learning curve to achieve this as probably too steep to be practical.
They are not always immediately transparent to the untrained reader, such as Db for distribute.
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In the s public interest in handwritten shorthand evaporated. Atom, smallest unit into shorfhand matter can be divided without the release of electrically charged particles. Students can begin adding Forkner shortcuts to their longhand writing as soon as forknner begin studying the system. Gregg, and Pitman New Era the acme of Pitmanis quite dead, in terms of being taught in public schools.
Manuals and dictionaries are still readily available on auction and second-hand book sites.
By the end of my second year, I was writing wpm and I think the Forkner students were doing pretty consistently. It’s also really easy to pick up concepts, and the vowels are a cinch.
These vowel marks can be omitted if foorkner writer feels they are unnecessary since many words are legible without their vowels. Long and short A have the same shape.
Some ambiguity there, about the same amount as Gregg. The shorter brief forms one or two letters that follow each other in a sentence are joined together as though they were one word; this is known as phrasing.
It uses capital letters to represent certain word beginnings. I haven’t studied the system, but the printed pages look superficially shortand me almost exactly like SpeedWriting. My guess is that if you can do a search and find speed information related to SpeedWriting, the same data will apply to Forkner. Modern abbreviated longhand systems Forkner Shortahnd shorthand was first published in in the United States.
I can’t look at a Gregg outline and quickly know what it is without slowing down to read every curve. Views Read Edit View history. And I really wanted the Cadillac! I missed hitting the wpm by one test before the end of the year. Gregg, I find it takes a few tries to get the loop shaped efficiently for the strokes around it, and how long to draw before curving to get the loops size and line length I want.
Mind you, the amazon site is showing a new book on teeline, Teeline for Journalists August 18,which comes with an MP3 CD of exercizes so that you can teach yourself and build speed. As pretty as Gregg is to look at and it is prettybut from a practical point of view I can’t glance at or scan my Gregg notes and quickly determine what I’ve written.
Delaware County Daily Times paywalled archive. If you don’t need great speed, Forkner is easy enough to learn. Mail has the best spam protection around http: Kim, you might wish to consider Teeline. A scientific high-speed system of writing: Brief forms are essentially shortened versions of frequent words or words potentially encountered in business letters.
I have done speedwriting and the fastest I could get was wpm. Fewer and fewer schools in North America offered shorthand classes. Eventually, he gains fluency and can read words in entire chunks without decoding each individual letter. IMO, with a decent knowledge of Anniv Gregg, one should be writing about wpm comfortably.
I find Gregg annoying in that s can mean sub- and e can mean -ly, m syorthand mean -ment.
How fast is Forkner? – Gregg Shorthand
One teacher told a reporter, “The highest dropout rate in the Vancouver gorkner system is in traditional shorthand courses, yet I have never had a dropout in Forkner. You don’t have to change the way you write any of the characters.
Forkner shorthand Type script alphabetic shorthand. Pitman is still used widely in the Middle East surprisingly. On the one hand, it’s shorrhand easier to legibly write on the bus, which is where I do the majority of my writing outside of class.
Its popularity grew through the s as those who needed shorthand every day such as secretaries began to favor the easier learning curve of alphabetic systems to the more difficult but potentially faster symbol-based ones. The forknsr, Hamden Forkner, spent 10 years in research before publishing the first edition of the new system, which uses a combination of conventional letters and a few symbols for the hard-to-write letters… Read More.