Get Started In Shorthand: Pitman 2000
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Get Started In Shorthand: Pitman 2000 : Master the basics of shorthand: a beginner's introduction to Pitman 2000

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Is this the right book for me?Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stagesShorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages.Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000.Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 includes:Chapter 1: Basic strokesConsonantsVowelsPosition of outlinesCircle SSES circleThe suffix -INGTick THEPunctuationChapter 2: Consonants and vowelsSeven more consonantsStroke SPast tense of regular verbsThe consonant RUnstressed vowelsChapter 3: Halving strokesHalving to add THalving to add DWhen not to halveChapter 4: Common combinationsThe L hookThe final syllables -TL or -DLL hook with circle SPlural -INGSChapter 5: Third-place vowelsDotsDashesChapter 6: Complex vowel soundsDipthongsTriphonesSES circleChapter 7: S and T in combinationsThe ST loopThe -STER loopM and N with a following T or DS and ZDiphonesZHHChapter 8: The R hookR hook on straight strokesStress rulesChapter 9: Hook NFinal hook N to curved strokesFinal N hook to straight strokesChapter 10: Suffixes and compoundsSuffixesCompound consonantsChapter 11: L and R hooks with curvesInitial hooks to curved strokesStress rules with R and L hooksReverse forms of initially hooked curvesChapter 12: More hooks-SHUN hookF/V hookChapter 13: Speed strokesDoublingCON- or COM-Chapter 14: Last wordsFiguresNegative wordsSuffix -SHIPDisjoiningOmission of a consonantVowel insertionLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2010th edition
  • 1444102966
  • 9781444102963
  • 90,239

About Pitman Publishing

Mac Bride has many years' experience as an author in the UK and internationally on a wide range of subjects from computing through languages to business and ethical living. He now brings his communication skills to this new edition of a best-selling book. You'll also hear his reassuring voice on the accompanying CD of audio exercises to help you in honing your shorthand comprehension and speed.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Consonants and vowels 2. Seven more consonants and indicating vowels 3. Halving strokes 4. The L hook 5. REVIEW 6. Third-place vowels 7. Diphthongs and triphones 8. The ST loop and the -STER loop 9. S and Z 10. Initial R hook to straight strokes 11. REVIEW 12. Final hook N to curved strokes 13. Final hook N to straight strokes 14. Suffixes 15. Compound consonants 16. Initial hooks to curved strokes 17. Reverse forms of initially hooked curves 18. REVIEW 19. -SHUN hook 20. F/V hook 21. Doubling 22. Prefix CON- or COM- 23. Figures, negative words and vowel insertion 24. REVIEW Keys to the exercisesshow more

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