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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The short E sound eh as in “said,” and the short I ih sound as in “sit,” are both represented by a small circle. There are many many missing vowel sounds from “Standard Scottish” whatever that isbut hanndywrite that prevent unambiguous writing.

Teeline Shorthand Learn about this system of shorthand. Submit a new link. If you say bawt for “bought” and want to avoid confusion ehorthand baht, as in “a bot is the larva of a botfly,” then you can be meticulous and write “bought” using the teardrop symbol. Assuming your are already familiar with Handywrite handwriting, which offers a short and sweet but not abbreviated writing system, you can write even faster by systematically abbreviating common words and phrases.


The trilled double R is just written RR. Well, there is a way: Speedwriting Learn about this alphabetic shorthand. Some words, like “bought” bawt and “bot” baht may be pronounced the same by some people, and so may be written the same. But at the same time, I can make out my own messy writing.

Consonants are the various ways vowels can be modified at the beginning or end of them. Say it slowly and hear the change in vowel sounds. It’s like substituting “u” for “you” or “v” for “of” or “asap” for “as soon as possible”. I just added a new symbol to represent that vowel sound. Handywrite Lessons Part One: Sometimes an outline, written in my own hand, isn’t clear.

Note that a short upward line can be used for the “au” sound in “out. Phonetic, no abbreviations, rereadability.

Handywrite – Gregg Shorthand

Gregg is a thoughtful and elegant system. Like handywrits english systems are going to make the most common sounds the easiest to write. N and M are represented by forward straight lines. Only use an abbreviation is if you feel learning and remembering it is easier than writing it out in full.

Cheap Food Private Retreat: Prefixes may hanydwrite written separately from the root word that should then be written below or through the prefix. Lessons Lessons Visit our Zazzle store: It doesn’t look very good to me and I bet it isn’t too fast, though I couldn’t tell since I never was too fast anyway.


Hi Jimi, I’d really like to learn this, but the fact that it assumes an american accent makes it a non starter for me to understand what they mean by different vowel sounds I’m British and no linguist.

The Refinements Shorthand is the science of abbreviation. Any help is most appreciated! The Rainy Day by Henry W.

The downside is that the notes themselves are often abbreviations, so you have to transcribe soon after you’ve taken the notes or else it becomes a bit opaque. Try out the alternatives handywirte see what feels best for you.


Handywritd this reason the basis of the writing must be phonetic, so that we may, as it were, talk with our fingers. The Y sound as in “yet” is represented by a long steep downward curve.

If you don’t pronounce the H and leave it off, no confusion is likely to occur. A forward or upward hook represents the sound of long O as in “hope”.