Get Started In Shorthand: Pitman 2000

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

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Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages
Shorthand 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 strokes
Position of outlines
Circle S
SES circle
The suffix -ING
Tick THE

Chapter 2: Consonants and vowels
Seven more consonants
Stroke S
Past tense of regular verbs
The consonant R
Unstressed vowels

Chapter 3: Halving strokes
Halving to add T
Halving to add D
When not to halve

Chapter 4: Common combinations
The L hook
The final syllables -TL or -DL
L hook with circle S
Plural -INGS

Chapter 5: Third-place vowels

Chapter 6: Complex vowel sounds
SES circle

Chapter 7: S and T in combinations
The ST loop
The -STER loop
M and N with a following T or D
S and Z

Chapter 8: The R hook
R hook on straight strokes
Stress rules

Chapter 9: Hook N
Final hook N to curved strokes
Final N hook to straight strokes

Chapter 10: Suffixes and compounds
Compound consonants

Chapter 11: L and R hooks with curves
Initial hooks to curved strokes
Stress rules with R and L hooks
Reverse forms of initially hooked curves

Chapter 12: More hooks
-SHUN hook
F/V hook

Chapter 13: Speed strokes
CON- or COM-

Chapter 14: Last words
Negative words
Suffix -SHIP
Omission of a consonant
Vowel insertion

Learn 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 insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 17mm | 249g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2010th edition
  • 1444102966
  • 9781444102963
  • 62,682

Table of contents

: Introduction
: 1. Consonants and vowels
: 2. Seven more consonants and indicating vowels
: 3. Halving strokes
: 4. The L hook
: 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 exercises
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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.
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