I have read many posts comparing Gregg systems. I thought I had decided on Simplified but I wonder which between Anniversary or Simplified is the most accurate at representing individual words?
I am aware that Anniversary is faster, but do not know if the major reason is abbreviated phrasing. Phrasing would not help much for lists, I wouldn't think, because the text is not conversational. For example, reading another thread I saw the comparison of 'cot' to 'coat'. With 'camping' ('camping cot' or 'camping coat'), the choice should be obvious, but if the word was without context more accuracy may be needed.
I'm thinking Anniversary may be more accurate because it puts a circle vowel on the other side of a line to indicate a following 'r', and it has long/medium/short vowel markings for when necessary. (random observations)
So, for lists where the items may not be related and accuracy is important, would you recommend Anniversary or Simplified (I'm avoiding the memory load I've been warned about), or would I be morally destitute to learn Simplified and add parts in from Anniversary afterwards?
Simplified (or later version) would be better if you plan to write mostly lists and need that accuracy. Then you could add Anniversary for other words you would want to add to the lists that would be a unique enough outline for clarity.
If you really want to learn Anniversary, you could add dots and dashes for vowels, write longer outlines for certain words, etc. But I think those sort of defeat the purpose of Anniversary and what you want it for.
As to speed, yes in Anniversary, people would get up to over 200pwm. But Simplified and others can be speed shorthand as well, even without adding in Anniversary outlines.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
I agree that Simplified is probably the better way to go for disjoint lists. There's no reason you can't use the diacritics with Simplified, even though they're not taught in the manual. As for the reversed circle vowels in Anniversary, it's true they're not used in Simplified; instead, Simplified just writes the r after the vowel.