Saturday, November 17, 2012

Stenomaster / Magnum Steno

From what I've collected on the internet from various websites--I do not own a Magnum Steno Book-- Stenomaster (2004) or Magnum Steno (2008) by Mark Kislinbury contains these basic ideas:

1. Incorporate inflected ending onto words when possible.
2. Incorporate other suffixes (and prefixes) onto words when possible.
3. Shorten multisyllabic words to reduce strokes.  This is done by reducing word to the key letters. Rearranging the letter order (like an anagram) is OK.
4. Use phrasing (to write 2 or more words in one stroke) when possible.

Inflected Endings:
1. The plural form is written by adding -Z (or -S for words ending in T)
2. The past tense is written by adding -D
   * If word has D, then add -T
3. The "ing" ending is written by adding -G
   * If word ends in G (or B or BG), then add -DZ

Inflected Ending Examples:
PRA = practice
PRAZ = practices
PRAD = practiced
PRAG = practicing

WAUBG = walk
WAUBGZ = walks
WAUBGD = walked
WAUBGDZ = walking

-ings = -GZ
-ion = -GS (plus other "SHUN" endings)
-er = -R (May appear out of order: sweater = SWERT)
-able = -BL
-ance = -NS or -S
-al = -L
-ly = -L
-ally = -*L
-ism = -FPL

ad- = D-
an- = N-
com- = KM-
de- = D-
dis- = SD-
in- = N-

(similar to other theories)
U = you
E = he
-T = the
S- = is