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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It has taken over the secretary’s market. Pitman is still used widely in the Middle East surprisingly.

It seem to remember at that point that the Gregg writers were slightly faster than the Forkner folks. I find Gregg annoying in that s can mean sub- and e can mean -ly, m can mean -ment.

If speed isn’t imporant and learning quickly is, then shortjand alphabet system shorghand for you. When I was doing an hour a day, 15 minutes of that period was spent reading each group of outlines until I could decipher each outline immediately.

I know Forkner thoroughly except for those pesky rarely-used -fixesbut never worked at the speed.

Forkner Shorthand Samples – Gregg Shorthand

This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat It sacrifices speed a little, I’m sure, in order to gain better legibility to me at forknsr. Again, too cryptic to decypher. Forkner and first published in Forkner Shorthand is an alphabetic shorthand created by Hamden L. It’s good to know it can be pushed faser.

Forkner Shorthand Samples

It rarely leaves out “information”. Perhaps there is one kind of shorthand that has survived extinction. Capital letters are used for special purposes; a detached T stands for the prefix trans- and the upper-case S represents s followed by t.

At my high school they taught both Gregg and Forkner. Those familiar with Gregg or Pitman Shorthand will recognize this feature: The biggest problem with Forkner was that it was in competition with Pitman and Gregg and did not have anywhere near the speed potential of either.


Skip to content Does anyone know what reasonable speed can be attained with Forkner? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You’ll find those “annoying” affixes in Gregg like “ly” and “ment” to be blessings once you get used to them. 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.

alfabetter: finally, some information about Forkner Shorthand

IMO, with a decent knowledge of Anniv Gregg, one should be writing about wpm comfortably. So you are welcome to learn Forkner if that is what you want. It really is the Cadillac of shorthand systems, I think. I haven’t studied the system, but the printed pages look superficially to me almost exactly like SpeedWriting. But I’ve come to realize that I can’t afford the Caddy in terms of time.

Retrieved 16 November Reports from shorthand instructors indicated results such as the following: Forkner was taught in high-schools and colleges throughout North America along with comparable shorthands such as AlphaHandSpeedwritingStenoscript and Personal Shorthand.

While there’s nothing wrong with Forkner, it’s a dead system, while Teeline is alive and well in the Commonwealth. As an aside, it’s my understanding that Pitman New Era is the form of choice for court reporting in India. I remember being annoyed at first when I first read “eerie” and “early” were spelled the same, but now I don’t even blink an eye at -ly… it’s always clear what’s meant, especially once you’re far enough along to read in terms of outlines instead of individual letters.


I just don’t know if Forkner or any other alpha system is up to the task. I’m personally too scatterbrained to do two systems, but my stint with Forkner was very interesting and informative!

There are fewer than 80 principles, of which only about 50 are absolutely required; the rest are prefixes and suffixes which can be spelled out.

It uses only alphabetic characters — no symbols at ehorthand. Some ambiguity there, about the same amount as Gregg. There is a tiny bit of positional information, but you don’t need lines to write on; the positions show relative forkkner the existing letters just fine. At the end of the year, she was writing accurately at wpm. Keep Exploring Britannica Light. Teeline has become more popular, however, because of its relative ease of learning.

The shorter brief forms one or two letters that follow each other in a sentence are joined together as though they were one word; this is known as phrasing. I do remember that there was one stroke in Forkner that looked much like the Gregg “gay” stroke. Forkner’s symbol for a might express any of the sounds represented by a in English words such as cat, father, ago, day.

My plan is not to abandon Gregg, but to get an easier system under my belt that I can use right away while working on Gregg fluency when I have time.