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 1   Strokes

 2   Vowels

 3   Forming Outlines

 4   Circles

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20  Suffixes Contracted

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Strokes: Circles Zee Ish Zhee M N L Ar Ray Way Vowels

Logogram Short Form Derivatives/related/similar words
as
has
Pitman's New Era short form: as, has Write anti-clockwise from the top

Use large circle for: as is, as his, as has
 
is
his
Pitman's New Era short form: is, his Write anti-clockwise from the top

Use large circle for: is as, is his
 
first Pitman's New Era short form: first Write anti-clockwise from the top

first-aid first-class first-hand firstly firstling first-rate
was Pitman's New Era short form: was Use Way and circle S in phrases where convenient

that was
whose Pitman's New Era short form: whose
whosesoever (In actual speech, "whosesoever"  would sound no different from "whosoever" and you need to make a grammatical decision on which one was meant)
shall shalt Pitman's New Era short form: shall shalt
shall not, shan't
wish Pitman's New Era short form: wish
wishing wisher wishful wishbone wishy-washy
wished Pitman's New Era short form: wished
 
selfish -ness Pitman's New Era short form: selfish-ness
selfishly selfless selflessness
sure Pitman's New Era short form: sure
surely sureness surest surety shore shaw
(Note: shore/shaw R is always shown in shorthand regardless of local pronunciation)
short Pitman's New Era short form: short
shortly shorter shortest shortage shorthand short-handed
usual
usually
Pitman's New Era short form: usual-ly  
pleasure Pitman's New Era short form: pleasure
pleasured pleasurable
me Pitman's New Era short form: me
methinks methought
myself Pitman's New Era short form: myself

my own self
him Pitman's New Era short form: him Vocalise in phrases

hymn, for him
himself Pitman's New Era short form: himself
 
most Pitman's New Era short form: most
mostly
more
remark
remarked
Pitman's New Era short form: more remark-ed
Moorish moreish remarking remarkable re-mark (=mark again)
Mr
mere
Pitman's New Era short form: Mr mere Use this for both meanings of mere i.e. only and a lake

merely, merest, mister, Messrs (Use Mr short form when a name follows, use mister when it is a free standing word)
important
importance
Pitman's New Era short form: important-ce
importantly import imported
improve
improved
improvement
Pitman's New Era short form: improve-d-ment
improving improver improvise
impossible Pitman's New Era short form: impossible
impossibly impossibility
in
any
Pitman's New Era short form: in, any
anybody anyhow anyone anything inn
own Pitman's New Era short form: own Vocalise in phrases; can use N hook in phrases where convenient

owning owned owner ownerless, in his own
influence Pitman's New Era short form: influence
influencing influential influentially
influenced Pitman's New Era short form: influenced
 
next Pitman's New Era short form: next  
nor Pitman's New Era short form: nor

gnaw (R is always shown in shorthand regardless of local pronunciation)
near Pitman's New Era short form: near
nearing neared nearest nearly nearby nearness nearer
opinion Pitman's New Era short form: opinion
opinionated opine opining
northern Pitman's New Era short form: northern
north northward northerly northerner northernmost
information Pitman's New Era short form: information
inform/informed informing informer informative
hand Pitman's New Era short form: hand
handing handful handed handiwork Handley
under Pitman's New Era short form: under
understand undertake undergo underhand
sent Pitman's New Era short form: sent
 
language owing Pitman's New Era short form: language owing
languish languid
thing Pitman's New Era short form: thing  
young Pitman's New Era short form: young
younger youngest youngster youngish youngling
lord Pitman's New Era short form: lord Upstroke for the short form and L generally, but there are exceptions for other uses of L
lordly lordling lording lordship x2 Lord's
(there is a choice of 2 outlines for "lordship")
your Pitman's New Era short form: your
yours yourself yourselves yore yaw
(Note: yore/yaw R is always shown in shorthand regardless of local pronunciation (yore means time long past, yaw means to turn on a vertical axis)
year Pitman's New Era short form: year
yearly yearling yearlong yearbook
yard Pitman's New Era short form: yard Pitman's New Era: yardstick yardage
yardstick yardage
word Pitman's New Era short form: word Use Way halved in phrases where convenient
Pitman's New Era: wording wordily wordy worded catchword, these words
wording wordily wordy worded catchword, these words
are Pitman's New Era short form: are Can use R hook in some phrases:

they are
 
our
hour
Pitman's New Era short form: our hour
ours/hours
ourselves Pitman's New Era short form: ourselves
ourself
rather
writer
Pitman's New Era short form: rather writer This is stroke Ray using the doubling principle outside of the normal rules. Using Hook N for "rather than" is also an exception to the normal order of reading attachments.

Pitman's New Era: write writing written
write writing written
 

we Pitman's New Era short form: we
wee
whether whether
weather/wether (=sheep)
wonderful
wonderfully
Pitman's New Era short form: wonderful-ly
wonder wondering wondrous wondrously wander
 
    SHORT FORMS DERIVED FROM VOWEL MARKS:
 
a
an
ah!
Pitman's New Era short form: a an ah! In older books, the dots are shown light, with a heavy dot for "ah!"
 
the
eh?
aye
Pitman's New Era short form: the eh? aye In older books, the dots are shown light, with a heavy dot for "eh? aye"

Aye rhymes with pay and is an archaic word for "always", such as in the phrase "for ever and aye." It can be spelt ay.

aye Pitman's New Era short form: aye
I/eye eyes eyesight aye-aye (=an animal)

Aye rhymes with eye and is a dialectal or archaic word for "yes". It is commonly used in spoken voting (ayes and noes), and as an affirmative by seamen "Aye aye, Captain". It can be spelt ay. This is generally given as a short form, but it does seem to be a complete outline in itself, just like "I"  or "eye", as nothing is missing

of Pitman's New Era short form: of Use V hook in phrases where convenient


number of, couple of

to Pitman's New Era short form: to Can use halving in some phrases


together, today/to do/to-do (=a fuss), able to

all Pitman's New Era short form: all
altogether all-round all-in all-important always awl (in "awl" this is the vowel signed joined, not the short form)
too
two
Pitman's New Era short form: too two
too much, two-fold two-seater
 
on Pitman's New Era short form: on Use N hook in phrases where convenient

onwards on-coming onset on-cost onlooker, to carry on
but Pitman's New Era short form: but
butt butte
O
oh!
owe
Pitman's New Era short form: O oh! owe
owed owes
he Pitman's New Era short form: he Not free-standing, use only in phrases, medially and finally, otherwise use downward stroke Hay
 
the Pitman's New Era short form: the Up or down tick joined to end of preceding outline. Not free-standing, use only in phrases, medially and finally, but not initially, otherwise use dot the. It has no position of its own, therefore line not shown. Tends to have a slightly shallower angle when written upwards, to maintain speed and flow.

thee
and Pitman's New Era short form: and Upstroke

rock-n-roll
should Pitman's New Era short form: should Upstroke
shouldn't should've shoed/shooed
 
awe
ought
aught
Pitman's New Era short form: awe ought aught Downstroke

awed awing awful awfully awesome awe-struck
who Pitman's New Era short form: who Downstroke

whoever whoso whosoever whom whomsoever Hoo (note: whom etc have tick Hay, not the who short form)
how Pitman's New Era short form: how
howsoever, Howe/how (=low hill), howitzer, Howard
("howsoever" is a contraction in 2nd position)
with with
withstand withdraw withhold withal
when when
whenever whensoever whence whencesoever
(In actual speech, "whensoever" would sound no different from "whencesoever" and you need to make a grammatical decision on which one was meant.)
what Pitman's New Era short form: what
whatever whatsoever what-not Watt wot (=archaic for "knew")
would Pitman's New Era short form: would Use Way halved in phrases where convenient

would-be (adjective), they would be, wouldn't wood wooed
beyond Pitman's New Era short form: beyond
yon yonder
 
you Pitman's New Era short form: you Can be rotated when joining in a phrase

you'll ewe/yew, are you
why Pitman's New Era short form: why
Wye wight white

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