Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of the modern business world. Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life. This title is a beginner's guide to the basic theory. It gives you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages. Each of the main sections contains a set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Specially compiled by experts at Pitman to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating, this authoritative guide should be of use to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000.
Table of Contents
Consonants and vowels; seven more consonants and indicating vowels; halving strokes; the L hook; review; third-place vowels; dipthongs and triphones; the ST loop and the -STER loop; S and Z; intitial R hook to straight strokes; review; final hook N to curved stokes; suffixes; compound consonants; initial hooks to curved strokes; reverse forms of intitially hooked curves; review; -SHUN hook; F/V hook; doubling; prefix CON- or COM-; figures, negative words and vowel insertion; review; keys to the exercises.