The 'Instruction Book' Pocknell's Legible Shorthand

The 'Instruction Book' Pocknell's Legible Shorthand

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of the character, as _ V_Y/ (d) As representing by itself a grammalogue write the sign above the line, thus: _ wise, _J.. less, _A_ gain, &c. (e) As representing by itself a personal pronoun (paragraph 62), write the sign on the line: thus, u I, n you, c he, &c. (/) As representing a personal pronoun joined to the following word, write the sign on the line, as, H I have, ns-you are, See. (g) As representing a personal pronoun, the sign may follow a.word, joinedto the preceding letter, as, ...X-are you, ndoyou (A) As a medial vowel (to be used only when absolutely necessary to give the exact sound), write the sign detached, outside the angle which indicates its place; thus, x/7 park, f pork, (i) As a. final vowel, write the sign detached, in any position, by the side of the final consonant; thus, V. virtue, 3 trustee, O nominee, &o. (/) As representing any termination in the above list, write the sign disj oined at the end of the final consonant; thus, J, careless, /.? carelessness, An. childhood, &c. 123. The vowel signs represent the sounds of the single or combined vowel letters, and not the letters: thus, beau is sounded like b and the full o, bo, and (if it were not included in the monosyllables, Class I., ) would be written 124. There are several silent vowels, both in the middle and at the end of words. Mr. Bell gives the following examples: --E is silent in hidden, fasten, soften, &c.; and generally when final. PREFIXES, TERMINATIONS, AND INTERMEDIATE SYLLABLES, EXPRESSED BY "SOT, TICK, AND SYMBOL" IN "POSITION." 125. Rule XXVII.--The following marks, in first, second, and third position, against any character, stand for the prefixes, terminations, and intermediate syllables, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236881451
  • 9781236881458