Post by account_disabled on Oct 17, 2017 1:29:01 GMT -5
I’m calling them combination strokes, but I don’t know what they are really called. (Strokes like nd, det/ted, mn, den, dem, rd, ld, etc.)
My question is, are there any rules for words that have more than one possibility for which stroke you use? Words like mountain for example. You could write “m-ou-nt-n” or “m-ou-n-ten.” My brain usually picks the blend I hear first, in this case using the “nt” stroke, but the book uses the “ten” stroke.
On the other hand, for the word burden it uses the “rd” stroke instead of the “den” stroke.
For detain, you could write “det-a-n” but instead the book uses “d-e-ten.” There are lots of other words that have two possibilities, and I can’t always remember which way is right. Are there any rules to help me remember?
Any Idea , Suggestions would be appreciated,
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
There is a discussion on these. They're called "blends" in Gregg Shorthand. There are specific rules, but as always, you do what works for you. Also different accents will produce different sounds, which will result in different outlines. If you learn what the theory teaches you, then you can go from there. if it says to blend the "ten" stroke in a certain word, then you do that.
I think you might find this helpful from the link: Remember that the character represents a syllable--it is one thing, a unit, and must be thought of as such and written with a single impulse.
Today we don't do much with learning syllables and hyphenating words since word processes will wrap words or automatically do that for us. I had to learn that but dictionaries can help as well. For example, "moun·tain". It is showing the "moun" as one syllable and the "tain" as the second. So follow that in your shorthand. Anniversary does the same: