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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.

Catalog Record: Forkner alphabet shorthand | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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.

Forkner shorthand

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.

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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.

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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.

FORKNER SHORTHAND PDF

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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A scientific high-speed system of writing: I agree with you—it’s refreshing to see that shorthand in some form has survived extinction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It takes a lot more strokes per sound, but fewer than speedwriting. You can always learn Gregg or any other system later if you choose to, although not necessary.

alfabetter: finally, some information about Forkner Shorthand

Mail has the best spam protection around http: Forkner doesn’t get undecipherable at speed — assuming your cursive doesn’t. Ordinary cursive vowels are reserved for long e, for diphthongs e.

Britannica does not currently have an article on firkner topic. It’s easy to write new words in, as each letter is written independently, like regular cursive.

Shorthand systems Transcription linguistics. Punctuation is fairly similar to the ordinary longhand equivalents.

Catalog Record: Forkner alphabet shorthand | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Alphabetic systems, such as Speedwriting, Forkner etc. Eventually, he gains fluency and can read words in entire chunks without decoding each individual letter. Those familiar with Gregg or Pitman Shorthabd will recognize shothand feature: You don’t have to change the way you write any of the characters. It uses capital letters to represent certain word beginnings. I’ve been looking for books, but everything in abebooks or amazon seems to come from England, with a hefty shipping charge.

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I learned speedwriting easily and could read my notes easily.

How fast is Forkner?

I really shorthabd Gregg shorthand. It’s also really easy to pick up concepts, and the vowels are a cinch. However… I’ve been casually studying Gregg for over a year now and the biggest problems that I have with it are: If Gregg’s anything like Pitman and I suspect it is, in this respect you should be able to read each outline at a glance.

Light, electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye. I find Gregg annoying in that s can mean sub- and e can mean -ly, m can mean -ment. It has a speed potential of about wpm, I’ve been told.

Forkner and first published in 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 hsorthand what I’ve written. By the shoethand of my second year, I was writing wpm and I think the Forkner students were doing pretty consistently.

This is especially true with something like a To-Do List shorthanr each item is unrelated to the other items on the list, so context doesn’t help shortand. Though it may sound confusing, it is always clear to the transcriber what is meant, both through context and the words most commonly found in phrases, such as “all” l”of” v”the” —”please” p”be” betc. I have done speedwriting and the fastest I could get was wpm.

It uses only alphabetic characters — no symbols at all. I’m personally too scatterbrained to do two systems, but my stint with Forkner was very interesting and informative!

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In an experimental class at a Vancouver high school was successful and the school district implemented the course in 10 additional schools in September Then he starts to decode words by sounding out each letter in the word and stringing the associated sounds together.

Fine motor skill requirements. It has taken over the secretary’s market. The letters used are almost exclusively lower-case, written from left to right and joined in a standard cursive hand. So that brought me to Forkner I haven’t seen Speedwriting yet or Quickhand so I don’t know how those two stack up to Forkner.

Teeline has become more popular, however, because of its relative ease of learning. 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. When I was doing an hour a day, 15 minutes of that period was spent reading each group of outlines until I could decipher each outline immediately. Forkner was taught in high-schools and colleges throughout North America along with comparable shorthands such as AlphaHandSpeedwritingStenoscript and Personal Shorthand.

Just like you’re reading these longhand words. But I’ve come to realize that I can’t afford the Caddy in terms of time. When a child learns to read, he begins by learning the sounds that are associated with each letter. Also, some of the brief forms are different from Gregg.