Blended consonants In Gregg Shorthand it is easier to blend outlines then have obtuse or blunt angle. The natural tendency of the hand and outlines is to 'slur' the angle. You will find that in this unit.
If you need practice in writing the outline as it should be (size, shape, etc), try a blunt angle first and then blend it. For example, write 'bond' with an 'n-d' having a blunt angle. Then write 'bond' with a blended agle.
Once you do a few with the same blend, such as 'nd' blend, you will find writing the other ones easy without having to practice the blunt angle first.
Remember, as it states in the manual, the n-d blend is shorter then them m-d blend. This is because the 'n' is shorter then the 'm' in Gregg.
Brief Forms Note 'acknowledge' and 'act' are the same brief forms.
I'm not sure if I'd consider the outline for "copy" a brief form. The "o" is so silent. In Speed Writing it was omitted as well, although I believe they were influenced by Gregg Shorthand in their outlines.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
These use a common Gregg abbreviating rule. This is a very easy rule to learn.
The first few letters of the longhand word are used.Very short vowels are omitted in those first few letters. Only enough letters are given to help you read the outline. For words that require a capital in transcription and is needed for you, place the capital marks under it.
You will notice words like "June" or "Sunday" do not have the 'u'. It is a very short vowel sound.
I made the suggestion of using shorthand in a Bullet Journaling, and here's an idea you can use even if you don't do that.
Many who do bullet journaling like to have a page with birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, vacations, etc. Now that you know the months and days you can create one. Take a paper. Make a grid for the 12 months. Use the shorthand outline for the months. In each box, you will write the day in shorthand, then the date in regular numbers (unless you know the shorthand outlines) and the item in longhand.
Feel free to add obscure holidays if a month is pretty empty. You could even do paydays or just leave the boxes empty.
This monthly grid might also work for a page for due dates, such as when you need oil changes, year renewals, etc.