The Rapid Shorthand Writer

The Rapid Shorthand Writer

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...should be placed in position according to the vocal sound. Thus there are two long, two short, and two compound vowels above and below the line respectively, and two long and two short vowels on the line. Horizontal letters in the third position should not be placed below the line. 6. Outlines should be made square and stand on the line at the risk of breaking some of the rules. 7. In words where the tongue is rolled or trilled, preference should be given to the double consonants and the reversed fr and ihr. 8. The terminal tiov hook should be placed on the reverse side of the projection at the commencement of the word; and where there is no projection, on the reversed side of the accented vowel. 9. Preference should be given to the double length curves and strokes in such words as matter, picture, capture, rector, elector, etc. 10. To make the shorthand more legible half length consonants should be made less than half length--about one-third; and double length consonants should be made longer than twice the length, rather three times the length. This plan, coupled with the practice of well bowing the curves, tends to make rapid writing more legible. 11. In phraseology the points should be studied, and where no point can be obtained the pen should be lifted. Phrases which are of frequent occurrence should be strung together. 12. The prefix in, and terminal sition, should be closely studied, as many mistakes are made through misunderstanding. After three months' practice under a qualified teacher, pupils ought not to make many phonographical errors, yet for want of thought, and nothing else, some will write perfectly with six consonants, and in similar words tnere is always a tendency at first to overlook the use of the hook v. more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766695
  • 9781236766694