I don’t see a great deal of comments on handywrite. I’m looking to learn a form of shorthand for note making (class and creative/journaling). Is it true that Handywrite is superior to Gregg in terms of being able to unambiguously represent regular text or speech in short form? thx. Has anyone tried Handywrite? It’s kinful to Gregg, with some added stuff. I like a few of the ideas, but some of the vowels seem kinda funky.

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Alternative Vowel Symbols If you find that distinguishing between clockwise and counter clockwise circles is too confusing, you could eliminate the distinction at the cost of using two-stroke symbols to stand for single sounds.

They add in strokes for w, add in vertical line strokes, all kinds of things that make it look like a corruption of Gregg.

Webmaster Privacy Policy Contact. Using it is exacting and difficult, especially when you wander into needing to distinguish sounds that do not exist in anything you speak or that exist but are not distinguished in your language. You can’t just write in a little note in the margins when you’re writing out these whole big words. Th th th in— th en same vowelth igh—brea the.

Give a fine print as a gift that could hang on someone’s wall for a hundred years. Alone by Edgar Allan Poe The pen moves to the middle of the circle before continuing. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. To find out how Handywrite came to be, checkout Handywrite: Using the international based characters with English would look like this:.


You can hear the difference in “thin” and “then,” and between “thy” and “thigh. Visible Speech Bell’s Visible Speech. Thanks for your time!

Differences between Gregg and Handywrite? – Gregg Shorthand

Visible Speech Bell’s Visible Speech. The sound of A ae in “cat” is represented handydrite a circle with a tick mark inside. If you want something free, try downloading Anniversary from Andrew’s website. It’s got a number things going for it: Images up to megapixels allow for fine printing at the largest sizes. Visible Speech Bell’s Visible Speech.

Handywrite Story How Handywrite came to be. Speedwriting Learn about this alphabetic shorthand. I don’t know gregg hxndywrite I guess I’d still have to recommend it like everyone else.

Handywrite – Gregg Shorthand

In addition, they’re totally optional. Typing the Handywrite Alphabet It is useful to assign the sounds in the Handywrite phonetic alphabet to keyboard characters that are quick to type. Earth Island as metaphor The Book: The Rainy Day by Henry W. One symbol may stand for two speech sounds provided they differ only slightly as allophones and are not used to differenctiate between words.

Note that when writing this symbol there is always at least one sharp angle between it and a consonant to distinguish it from the vowels and which may also be tear shaped when they sometimes blend in with two handydrite in which case handywritte is no angle.

Shorfhand this reason the basis of the writing must be phonetic, so that we hsorthand, as it were, talk with our fingers. It’s like f and v are similar, m and n, t and d, p and b. So, uh, careful with those phonetic systems – you might get more than you bargained for! For a general guide to various handwriting systems, checkout Alternative Handwriting and Shorthand Systems.


FYI, I mailed the creator of Handywrite to ask his opinion on this. The sound of OO as in “boot” hancywrite “Luke” is represented by a U shape symbol, while the vowel sound in “pull” is represented by a sideways hook. With maturity most of us lose the ability to hear speech sounds not in our native language.

The main problem is no serious person that has mastered the system and could do a real makeover to it.

Handywrite Lessons 8-10

Gregg sacrifices the former for the latter; Handywrite does the opposite. Condensed version The Platform Sutra of Huineng: These sounds are from foreign words such as “llama” when pronounced like “y” instead of “l.

Note that a short upward line can be used for the “au” sound in “out. Blissymbolics And now for something really different. A forward or upward hook represents the sound of long O as in “hope”.

K and Handywrige are represented as forward convex curves. Our List of Online Resources. There must be a direct and intimate correspondence between the two acts of speaking and writing. I guess I’m not really into the idea of using the full English spelllings in my shorthand. It’s got a number things going for it:.