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Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages
Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages.
Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000.
Get Started in Shorthand Pitman includes:
Chapter 1: Basic strokes
Position of outlines
The suffix -ING
Chapter 2: Consonants and vowels
Seven more consonants
Past tense of regular verbs
The consonant R
Chapter 3: Halving strokes
Halving to add T
Halving to add D
When not to halve
Chapter 4: Common combinations
The L hook
The final syllables -TL or -DL
L hook with circle S
Chapter 5: Third-place vowels
Chapter 6: Complex vowel sounds
Chapter 7: S and T in combinations
The ST loop
The -STER loop
M and N with a following T or D
S and Z
Chapter 8: The R hook
R hook on straight strokes
Chapter 9: Hook N
Final hook N to curved strokes
Final N hook to straight strokes
Chapter 10: Suffixes and compounds
Chapter 11: L and R hooks with curves
Initial hooks to curved strokes
Stress rules with R and L hooks
Reverse forms of initially hooked curves
Chapter 12: More hooks
Chapter 13: Speed strokes
CON- or COM-
Chapter 14: Last words
Omission of a consonant
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