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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Retrieved from ” https: Again, too cryptic to decypher. A period is a dot and a question mark is simply? Brief forms are essentially shortened versions of frequent words or words potentially encountered in business letters. I can’t seem to find any examples on the internet. Shotthand the end of the year, she was writing accurately at wpm. It’s preferred by some over Teeline because Pitman is a little bit more versatile.

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The publication of Forkner-related books concluded in when Nelson Canada printed the final run of the Forkner Shorthand Dictionary. There are definitely trade-offs between legibility and speed, ease-of-learning and speed, etc. I missed hitting the wpm by one test before the end of the year. Learn about this topic in these articles: The short e sound is simply omitted: It’s widely taught in the UK.

Punctuation is fairly similar to the ordinary shorthabd equivalents. I find Gregg annoying in that s can mean sub- and e can mean -ly, m can mean -ment.


It rarely leaves out “information”. Education, discipline that is concerned with corkner of teaching and learning in schools or school-likeā€¦. My biggest complaint about teeline is the difficulty getting materials for it, at least here in Canada.

Forkner Alphabet shorthand

Teeline has become more popular, however, because of its relative ease of learning. Retrieved 15 November Gregg, I find it takes a few tries to get the loop shaped efficiently for the strokes around it, and how long to draw before curving to get the loops size and line length I want. It’s like crossword puzzles and sudoku to me.

In an experimental class at a Vancouver high school was successful and the school district implemented the course in 10 additional schools in September It has a speed potential of about wpm, I’ve been told.

Mind you, few people would need to shorthandd verbatum shorthand these days. So you are welcome to learn Forkner if that is what you want.

Students can begin adding Forkner shortcuts to their longhand writing as soon as they begin studying the system. It has taken over the secretary’s market. I can’t look at a Gregg outline and quickly know what it is without slowing down shorthznd read every curve.

Forkner Shorthand – Gregg Shorthand

Most common vowels are left out, but can be added in later, like Pitman. You must be logged in to post a comment. Ordinary cursive vowels are reserved for long e, for diphthongs e.


If speed isn’t imporant and shorthxnd quickly is, then an alphabet system is for you.

It really is the Cadillac of shorthand systems, I think. You can always learn Gregg or any other system later if you choose to, although not necessary.

How fast is Forkner?

You don’t have to change the way you write any of the characters. My guess is that if you can do a search and find speed information related to SpeedWriting, the same data will apply to Forkner. Then he starts to decode words by sounding out each letter in the word and stringing the associated sounds together. In this respect, Pitman is a lot like Diamond Jubilee Gregg. In fact, I’ve even created my own version of Gregg while on vacation last month that eliminates some of the writing and reading problems that I have with ‘regular’ Gregg.