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 1   Strokes

 2   Vowels

 3   Forming Outlines

 4   Circles

 5   Loops

 6   Hooks Intro

 7   Hooks R L

 8   Hooks N F V

 9   Shun Hook

10  Halving

11  Doubling

12  Hay Aspirate

13  W Forms

14  L Forms

15  R Forms

16  Imp/Imb

17  Ish

18  Prefixes

19  Suffixes General

20  Suffixes Contracted

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SF Intro

SF List 1

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Phrasing

1 Phrasing Intro & Contents list

2 Theory

3 Theory

4 Omission Part words

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7 Miscellaneous

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DO Intro

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PAGE DATE 9 December 2011

Hooks are used to indicate the sounds of R, L, N, F/V and Shun/Zhun, as alternatives to the full strokes. The table below is for revision/overview purposes and the main hooks pages cover the rules in detail. Attempting to learn the hooks from this table alone is not advised and will lead to errors in their use.

  • Small hooks are approximately one fifth the length of the stroke. They are similar size to Circle S but without being closed up.

  • Large hooks are approximately one third the length of the stroke.

  • Hooks are never in any circumstances written on the outside of curves.

  • Hooks are always written thin, never thick.

  • On straight strokes, the beginning of the hook is written parallel to the stroke, it does not curl round. Any curling would tend to look like either a plain circle S or a circle S attached to the hook.

  • In some combinations the hook is slightly deformed to allow the joining, e.g. "cudgel" under stroke Jay. This is the correct way, the hook should not be curled round in such combinations. Where alternative forms are available i.e. reversed F V Ith Thee, and strokes that can be written either up or down, it is generally possible to avoid a less-than-perfect hook; although sometimes the formation of other parts of the outline have to take precedence over the exact formation of the hook.

  • Keep the hooks open so they do not look like circle or loops.

  • Keep the small hooks small and the big hooks big ensure there is a good difference between the size that you write them.

  • The small hooks remain the same size regardless of whether the stroke is halved, full or doubled. The large hooks may be reduced in length slightly when the stroke is halved, to maintain legibility do not reduce the depth, lest it be mistaken for a small hook.

  • In the R and L hook series, the hooked strokes have names Per, Pel, Sher, Shel etc., so that they can be referred to easily, although the name is not quite in keeping with the primary use of the R and L hooks i.e. no vowel in the middle.

  • The hooks always represent something after the stroke, even though with initial hooks the pen will write the hook part first.

  • In the table below, impossible combinations are shown with a dash.

  • Some combinations are theoretically possible but no examples are forthcoming, these are thus marked, for future new words or non-English names. These unused combinations may be employed when creating advanced shortcuts, where a hook may serve to represent a whole word e.g. Shun for "association".

Name Stroke R L N F/V Shun/Zhun
Pee Pitman's New Era: Pee Pitman's New Era: pray
pray

Pitman's New Era: upper
upper

Pitman's New Era: play
play

Pitman's New Era: apple
apple

Pitman's New Era: pen
pen
Pitman's New Era: puff
puff

Pitman's New Era: pave
pave

Pitman's New Era: option
option

Pitman's New Era: passion
passion

Pitman's New Era: position
position

Pitman's New Era: compensation
compensation

Bee Pitman's New Era: Bee Pitman's New Era: bray
bray

Pitman's New Era: rubber
rubber

Pitman's New Era: blow
blow

Pitman's New Era: able
able

Pitman's New Era: bone
bone
Pitman's New Era: buff
buff

Pitman's New Era: above
above

Pitman's New Era: abrasion
abrasion

Pitman's New Era: obsession
obsession

Tee Pitman's New Era: Tee Pitman's New Era: tray
tray

Pitman's New Era: utter
utter

Pitman's New Era: bottle
bottle
Pitman's New Era: ton
ton
Pitman's New Era: tough
tough

Pitman's New Era: native
native

Pitman's New Era: station
station

Pitman's New Era: sanitisation
sanitisation

Dee Pitman's New Era: Dee Pitman's New Era: draw
draw

Pitman's New Era: adder
adder

Pitman's New Era: paddle
paddle
Pitman's New Era: done
done
Pitman's New Era: deaf
deaf

Pitman's New Era: dive
dive

Pitman's New Era: edition
edition

Pitman's New Era: decision
decision

Pitman's New Era: condensation
condensation

Chay Pitman's New Era: Chay Pitman's New Era: pitcher
pitcher
Pitman's New Era: satchel
satchel
Pitman's New Era: chain
chain
Pitman's New Era: chafe
chafe

Pitman's New Era: achieve
achieve

Possible but no examples
Jay Pitman's New Era: Jay Pitman's New Era: badger
badger
Pitman's New Era: cudgel
cudgel
Pitman's New Era: Jane
Jane
Pitman's New Era: Jeff/Geoff
Jeff/Geoff

Pitman's New Era: jive
jive

Pitman's New Era: generation
generation (optional contraction)
Kay Pitman's New Era: Kay Pitman's New Era: crow
crow

Pitman's New Era: acre
acre

Note the hook starts on the line, with the stroke slightly above the line

Pitman's New Era: clay
clay

Pitman's New Era: tackle
tackle

Pitman's New Era: cane
cane

Note the stroke starts on the line, with the hook below the line

Pitman's New Era: cuff
cuff

Pitman's New Era: cave
cave

Pitman's New Era: action
action

Pitman's New Era: caution
caution

Pitman's New Era: succession
succession

Gay Pitman's New Era: Gay Pitman's New Era: grow
grow

Pitman's New Era: eager
eager

Note the hook starts on the line, with the stroke slightly above the line

Pitman's New Era: glow
glow

Pitman's New Era: eagle
eagle

Pitman's New Era: gain
gain

Note the stroke starts on the line, with the hook below the line

Pitman's New Era: gave
gave
Pitman's New Era: negation
negation
Kway Pitman's New Era: Kway - - Pitman's New Era: queen
queen
Pitman's New Era: quiff
quiff
Pitman's New Era: equation
equation

Pitman's New Era: acquisition
acquisition

Gway Pitman's New Era: Gway - - Pitman's New Era: Gwen
Gwen
Possible but no examples Possible but no examples
Hay Pitman's New Era: Hay - - - - -
Hay Pitman's New Era: Hay - - Pitman's New Era: hone
hone
Pitman's New Era: hoof
hoof

Pitman's New Era: Hove
Hove

Pitman's New Era: Haitian
Haitian
Way Pitman's New Era: Way - - Pitman's New Era: won/one
won/one
Pitman's New Era: waif/wave/waive
waif/wave/
waive
Possible but no examples
Hway Pitman's New Era: Hway - - Pitman's New Era: whine
whine
Pitman's New Era: whiff
whiff
Possible but no examples
Yay Pitman's New Era: Yay - - Pitman's New Era: yawn
yawn
Pitman's New Era: you've
you've
Possible but no examples
Ell Pitman's New Era: Ell - - Pitman's New Era: lone/loan
lone/loan

Pitman's New Era: aniline
aniline

- Pitman's New Era: lotion
lotion

Pitman's New Era: sterilisation
sterilisation

Ler Pitman's New Era: Ler - - Pitman's New Era: fuller than
fuller than
(phrase)
- -
Wel Pitman's New Era: WL - - Pitman's New Era: woollen
woollen
- Possible but no examples
Hwel Pitman's New Era: Hwel - - Pitman's New Era: Whelan
Whelan
- Possible but no examples
Ar Pitman's New Era: Ar Hooked form is allocated to reversed Eff-R Hooked form is allocated to reversed Eff-L Pitman's New Era: earn
earn
- Pitman's New Era: erosion
erosion
Rer Pitman's New Era: Rer Hooked form is allocated to reversed Vee-R Hooked form is allocated to reversed Vee-L Pitman's New Era: poorer than
poorer than (phrase)
- Possible but no examples
Ray Pitman's New Era: Ray - - Pitman's New Era: rain
rain
Pitman's New Era: roof
roof

Pitman's New Era: rave
rave

Pitman's New Era: ration
ration

Pitman's New Era: authorisation
authorisation

Eff Pitman's New Era: Eff Pitman's New Era: offer
offer

Pitman's New Era: free
free
(reversed)

Pitmamn's New Era: flow
flow

Pitman's New Era: raffle
raffle
(reversed)

Pitman's New Era: fun
fun
- Pitman's New Era: fashion
fashion

Pitman's New Era: physician
physician

Vee Pitman's New Era: Vee Pitman's New Era: ever
ever

Pitman's New Era: river
river
(reversed)

Pitman's New Era: evil
evil

Pitman's New Era: rival
rival
(reversed)

Pitman's New Era: vain/vane/vein
vain/vane/
vein
- Pitman's New Era: vision
vision
Ith Pitman's New Era: Ith Pitman's New Era: ether
ether

Pitman's New Era: three
three
(reversed)

Pitman's New Era: Ethel
Ethel
Pitman's New Era: thin
thin
- Possible but no examples
Thee Pitman's New Era: Thee Pitman's New Era: other
other

Pitman's New Era: bother
bother
(reversed)

- Pitman's New Era: then
then
- Pitman's New Era: botheration
botheration
(reversed)
Ess Pitman's New Era: Ess Hooked form is allocated to reversed Ith-R - Pitman's New Era: Essene
Essene
- Pitman's New Era: session
session

Pitman's New Era: association
association
(modern pronunciation)

Zee Pitman's New Era: Zee Hooked form is allocated to reversed Thee-R - Pitman's New Era: zone
zone
- Pitman's New Era: Judaization
Judaization
Ish Ish Pitman's New Era: usher
usher

Sher always down

Pitman's New Era: initial
initial

Shel always up

Pitman's New Era: shine
shine
- Pitman's New Era: initiation
initiation
Zhee Pitman's New Era: Zhee Pitman's New Era: measure
measure
- Pitman's New Era: Asian
Asian
- Possible but no examples
Em Pitman's New Era: Em Pitman's New Era: hammer
hammer
Pitman's New Era: camel
camel
Pitman's New Era: men
men
- Pitman's New Era: mission
mission

Pitman's New Era: musician
musician

Imb, Imp Pitman's New Era: Emp Emb Pitman's New Era: hamper
hamper

Doubling also used for this sound:

Pitman's New Era: jumper
jumper

-

Normally indicated by Em plus PL/BL

Pitman's New Era: dampen
dampen
- Pitman's New Era: ambition
ambition

Pitman's New Era: imposition
imposition

En Pitman's New Era: En Pitman's New Era: inner
inner
Pitman's New Era: final
final
Pitman's New Era: nine
nine
- Pitman's New Era: nation
nation

Pitman's New Era: incision
incision

Ing Pitman's New Era: Ing Pitman's New Era: banker
banker

This is used for ing-ker and ing-ger, not ing-er.

Doubling also used for this sound:

Pitman's New Era: longer
longer
 

-

Normally indicated by Ing plus KL/GL

Pitman's New Era: hang on
hang on
(phrase)
 
-
 
Pitman's New Era: function
function
(k sound is omitted)

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