Complete text-book of phono-stenography; being a method of shorthand writing by sound, based upon the system of W. Stolze

9781130666786: Complete text-book of phono-stenography; being a method of shorthand writing by sound, based upon the system of W. Stolze
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...liberty in regard to the forms he may select,_in other words, to make him the Master and not the Slave of the system. The greater flexibility of the Reporting Style also exerts its influence upon the degree of legibility of words written in this style. It is clear that since part of the elements of which the words are composed, remain unexpressed, they can not be read with the same ease as words written in the Corresponding Style even if they are separated from the context. Indeed, the reading of notes taken in the Reporting Style is not a mechanical operation, but requires_ aside from a special training_care, deliberation and a certain power of combination, especially where the notes, owing to the great haste with which they have to be taken down, appear distorted or indistinct. The fact that some forms for words written in the Reporting Style have a double meaning, does not increase the difficulty of reading, for the reason that this style is obviously intended for writing sentences and not disconnected words, and the context of the phrase will always be a sure guide in determining the exact meaning of a form. A further safeguard arises from the careful way in which the rules of abbreviation have been framed, so as to exclude the possibility of a form being misinterpreted in a sentence. The advantage arising from the application of a well defined system of abbreviation, over the use of long lists of fixed wordsigns, as a means of gaining brevity in stenographic writing, is evident from the fact that the field of labor of a stenographer is so extensive that it would be utterly impracticable to burden the memory with a multitude of contracted forms of words sufficient to cover all subjects. Moreover, it is a well established fact that such" word-signs,...

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