Pitman Shorthand New Course New Era
- 10 Digit ISBN:8131720764
- Imprint:AW Professional
Shorthand is the art of representing spoken sounds by written signs. Pitman Shorthand provides a way of representing every sound heard in English words.
Issac Pitman devised this system after a profound and epoch-making study of the phonetic structure of the English language. The system is a result of his scientific analysis. In Pitman Shorthand, speed and facility of writing and safety of reading are achieved by following a coherent and comprehensive scheme: each individual sound has its sign, and sounds of the same family have signs with an appropriate family likeness.
Table of Content
- First Six Consonants; â and ĕ
- Next Eight Consonants; ô and ŭ
- Next Eight Consonants
- First-Place Vowels
- Third-Place Vowels
- Two Forms for R
- Diphthongs and H
- S Circle
- St and Str Loops; Ses and Sw Circles; Vowel Indication
- Halving; Downward L; Abbreviated W
- Double Consonants
- N and F Hooks
- –Shun Hook
- Compound Consonants; Tick and Dot H
- Halving and Doubling
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Diphones; Medial W; SH, R, and S
- Figures; Compound Words; Intersections
- This book presents the principles of Pitman Shorthand in a logical arrangement. The principles are stated briefly and simply, and each statement is followed by an adequate amount of application. The work of the teacher is made easier by dividing the principles into small units of construction.
- An unusual feature of the book is the wealth of drill material provided for each unit of instruction. The amount of this material is more than that appearing in any shorthand textbook previously issued.
- In the application of the principles a vocabulary of the two thousand commonest words had been used. Less frequently occurring words are used occasionally.
- Most of the exercises are in shorthand.
- The very frequently used words expressed in shorthand by some logical principle of abbreviation are introduced in their appropriate places in the test and are also given in three alphabetically arranged lists at the end of the volume.