Forkner Shorthand is a mixture of regular cursive writing, special symbols, and guidelines for abbreviating words. Most students can triple their. the Shorthand Forum on Reddit is a home for pen and machine shorthand of all kinds. Forkner alphabet shorthand / by Hamden L. Forkner. Main Author: Forkner, Hamden L., Language(s): English. Published: New York: Forkner Pub. Co.

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Forkner makes use of several standard shorthand features to gain additional speed: He promoted his shorthnd at teachers’ conferences [12] and helped organize some adult education classes.

Students can begin adding Forkner shortcuts to their longhand writing as soon as they begin studying the system. Yes, George, I agree with you that spending some time each day would eventually lead to better reading fluency. Britannica does not currently have an article on this topic. One experienced shorthand instructor observed, “Students get instant satisfaction because they can apply it from the beginning.

It’s preferred by some over Teeline because Pitman is a little bit more versatile. I know there are differences in the efficiency of alphabetic systems, but even so I think these limits apply generally across the board.

Views Read Edit View history. Err, thats while it’s an easy system in relation…blah blah.

Forkner Shorthand Principles and Short Forms

Also, has anyone ever used SuperWrite? I love its graceful curves, it’s logic, it’s efficiency. Having learned Forkner first, I have to admit that it does use many of the same principles as Gregg, though it is a slower system.

The biggest problem with Forkner was that it was in competition with Pitman and Gregg and did not sgorthand anywhere near the speed forknre of either.

Mind you, few people would need to take verbatum shorthand these days. I haven’t studied the system, but the printed pages xhorthand superficially to me almost exactly like SpeedWriting.


As an aside, it’s my understanding that Pitman New Era is the form of choice for court reporting in India. There is a tiny bit of positional information, but you don’t need lines to write on; the positions show relative to the existing letters just fine. It’s also really easy to pick up concepts, and the vowels are a cinch.

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It uses capital letters to represent certain word beginnings. If Gregg’s anything like Pitman and I suspect it is, in this respect you should be able to read each outline at a glance. Larry Oszust, the instructor of the trial class, told a newspaper that his students had made as much progress in one year of Forkner classes as they would have made in two years of Gregg or Pitman training.

Eventually, he gains fluency and can read words in entire chunks without decoding each individual letter. Light, electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye. I can’t seem to find any examples on the internet.

My handwriting is not very good to begin with, and I’m left handed to boot, and I find that I can’t seem to consistently make nice curves for ‘v’ and ‘f’ that are distinguishable, or for ‘b’ and ‘p’, or for ‘a’ and ‘e’.

It really is the Cadillac of shorthand systems, I think. Wouldn’t it be better to spend at least some time, each day, reading Gregg?

It seems to have had pretty decent possibilities. I have done speedwriting and the fastest I could get was wpm. Except “the”, which is common enough you remember it.

In the s public interest in handwritten shorthand evaporated. The Southern Illionoisan paywalled archive. Also, is Forkner positional? The publication of Forkner-related books concluded in when Nelson Canada printed the final run of the Forkner Shorthand Dictionary.


alfabetter: finally, some information about Forkner Shorthand

You must be logged in to post a comment. The Brandon Sun, Manitoba paywalled archive. Capital letters are used for special purposes; a detached T stands for the prefix trans- and the upper-case S shorthnd s followed by t. By itself, its apogee is about wpm. Learn about this topic in these articles: So, in comparison to Gregg, shoorthand should be really slow. In an experimental class at a Vancouver high school was successful and the school district implemented the course in 10 additional schools in September Forkner was a professor of business education at Columbia University when he began designing and testing his shorthand system.

Though it may sound confusing, it is always clear to the transcriber what is meant, both through context and the words most commonly found in phrases, such as “all” l”of” v”the” —”please” p”be” betc. Manuals and dictionaries are still readily available on auction and second-hand book sites.

Ordinary cursive vowels are reserved for long e, for diphthongs e.

Shorthand systems Transcription linguistics. A period is a dot and a question mark is simply? I agree with you—it’s refreshing to see that shorthand in some form has survived extinction.

I just don’t know if Sohrthand or any other alpha system is up to the task. I remember being annoyed at first when I first read “eerie” and “early” were spelled the same, but now I don’t even blink an eye at -ly… it’s always clear what’s meant, especially once you’re far enough along to read in terms of outlines instead of individual letters.

Forkner and first published in Reports from shorthand instructors indicated results such as the following: