Welcome to the Pitman's New Era Shorthand Reading
website. This site is the new home for the reading material that was
previously on my other websites.
The blog articles are entirely up to date, from April
2012 to present, having all been moved here from the Blogger site. Only the most recent ones
(current and previous month) will be repeated on
the Blogger site
http://long-live-pitmans-shorthand.blogspot.co.uk. New blogs
will appear on both sites simultaneously. This will make organising, improving and correcting
the shorthand very much easier and quicker.
The blogs are minimally vocalised, and
contain slightly more vowel signs than a writer would insert. This
is because you are reading shorthand that is unknown, unlike reading
notes that you have written yourself. There is one web page per
month, and an average of four blogs per month.
These are the general reading articles that were on the
theory site www.long-live-pitmans-shorthand.org.uk
Most of them have been moved to here, apart from two that are
They are all fully vocalised so that you can
consolidate knowledge of vowel signs and positions, but that is not
how shorthand should be written in real life, as it would be far too
slow and laborious. There are notes under each paragraph to indicate
when a vowel is essential for distinguishing purposes.
These are short pieces of more scribbled
shorthand, with no text key, in the manner of diary entries. They
have been moved here from Blogger site
http://pitmans-snippets.blogspot.co.uk with just the latest ones
repeated on that site.
blog articles are available monthly as:
- PDF of the shorthand and text (no photos).
- PDF of one of the blogs laid out as a
facility drill booklet.
- Dictations of each blog in a ZIP file at
approx 80-90 wpm, and the one used for the facility drill is
also given at 40 wpm.
- I am currently working through Year 2012 to
provide the slow dictations and facility drills. All other years
All the general articles are available as:
- PDF for each web page (no photos)
There are no downloads for the Snippets.
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