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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It’s like f and v are similar, m and n, t and d, p and b. Long or compound words need not be written as one continuous line, and parts can overlap as in Chinese ideographs for a more compact form. Our Most Recent Comments. Shotrhand Basics There must be a direct and intimate correspondence between the shorthan acts of speaking and writing.

Easyscript Learn a bit about this commercialized shorthand. I just added a new symbol to represent that vowel sound.

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If you say bawt for “bought” and want to avoid confusion with baht, as in “a bot is the larva of a botfly,” then you can be meticulous and write “bought” using the teardrop symbol.

Some consonant sounds often blend with others. It’s like substituting “u” for “you” or “v” for “of” or “asap” for “as soon as possible”. Since capitals are not spoken, they are not used in phonetic writing. You can read back what you wrote years later. Alone by Edgar Allan Poe Maybe now is the time Battling Bermudagrass Human Chow: Handywrite does the opposite which is very interesting but simply not helpful.

Th th th in— th en same vowelth igh—brea the. Since you have been taught to pay attention to 26 letters and not the actual sounds of English, tuning in to speech sounds may take some time, but can also be quite interesting and fun.


Handywrite Flashcards Study Handywrite flashcards. There are actually a lot of people in the world who will be able to read it unlike most of the others. The Rainy Day by Henry W. It’s time to bring shorthand back. The Rainy Day by Henry W. The other thing about abbreviations and phrasing is that they usually make a ton of sense which makes them really easy to remember. Speedwriting Learn about this alphabetic shorthand.

Handywrite seemed good to me, but what do I know. Blissymbolics And now for something really different. FYI, I mailed the creator of Handywrite to ask his opinion on this. Basically it’s missing the “o” sound in UK English.

It’s got a number things going for it:. 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.

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And you can’t write in neat lines unless you break up words into pieces specifically to make them fit. First Fig by Edna St.

Not too many differences, since Spanish is quite phonetic to begin with. I had the same problem when learning handywrite. Certain other blends are possible. Even with so-called phonetic English systems, there’s nowhere near the phonetic inventory needed to deal with Australian English, and too much in some places for General American, where the LOT and PALM hwndywrite sets are often merged.

Submit a new text shorthane. Webmaster Privacy Policy Contact. Another handy blend is to use for “d” or “ed” at the end of a word by making the hook with a counter-clockwise motion as in “and” or “bird”. The word “ought,” for example, uses five letters to write only two sounds.


If you want something free, try downloading Anniversary from Andrew’s website. Suffixes may be written separately from the root word also, and should be written under or through it. You must be logged in to post a comment.

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Typing the Handywrite Alphabet It is useful to assign the sounds in the Handywrite phonetic alphabet to keyboard characters that are quick to type. It’s basically the “u” looking symbol vowel sound is oo, like boot, or poolbut upside down. Cheap Food Private Retreat: Say it slowly and hear the change in vowel sounds.

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Like I said, abbreviations almost write themselves. With maturity most of us lose the ability to hear speech sounds not in our native shorthans.

If you like the look of handy write, gregg would probably be a good choice, it’s also a great and fast system. So “all” or “awl” could be written or and so forth, but if you need to distinguish between “dawn” and “Don” or “la” and “law,” “tock” and “talk,” then you can—these being the among the few examples I have encountered that differ solely on the basis of these vowel sounds.

Blissymbolics And now for something really different. When made counter-clockwise the symbol represents the EH sound, and the IH sound is indicated when it is made clockwise.

Prefixes may be written separately from the root word that should then be written below or through the prefix. As a bonus, hardly anyone probably no one you know will be able to read your writing.

Since you already know most of the characters, learning a few more will allow you to type words phonetically. And my very uninformed, newbie opinion is that Gregg probably makes that tradeoff more efficiently handjwrite does Handwrite. Neither of these things are made easier in handywrite.