Pitman shorthand consonants

Business Studies J.S.S 1 Third Term


Pitman shorthand consonants

Performance Objectives

The student should be able to:

     1. Define consonants.

     2. Distinguish between light and heavy strokes.

     3. Write possible consonants joining.


Pitman's shorthand

Sir Isaac Pitman (181397), an educator who advocated spelling reform, was knighted by Queen Victoria for his contributions to shorthand. Pitman had learned Taylors method of shorthand but saw its weakness and designed his own system to incorporate writing by sound, the same principle he advocated in phonetic longhand spelling. He published his system in 1837, calling it Stenographic Sound-Hand. It consisted of 25 single consonants, 24 double.... View More

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