Sunday, 6 November 2016

A Guide to Alternative Handwriting and Shorthand Systems


According to Okemini Otum who shared a video on his Instagram page, angry passengers who were billed to fly Arik Air into Lagos but were delayed for 6 hours due to an overbooked plane, rushed into the next Arik plane that arrived the airport and didn't care if it was their scheduled plane or not. See more photos of the angry passengers after the cut...



Longhand is all around adjusted to be perused, however badly adjusted to be composed. Longhand is, in fact, more cursive to learn, however just around 10% faster than printing. Thusly, elective penmanship frameworks and shorthand give 100% change in composing accommodation and speed. Additionally, they guarantee that nobody can have the capacity to decode your written work unless they are well acquainted with the framework you utilize. Along these lines, learning elective penmanship frameworks is both fun and down to earth in each feeling of the terms.

The greater part of these frameworks organizes words in the way they sound rather than how they are really spelt. English spelling is exceedingly noted for been to a great degree peculiar. While the antiquated Phoenicians required just 26 images to speak to their discourse words, cutting edge English has up to 50 distinctive discourse sounds.

To compensate for missing images, a few letters in English are joined to make up a sound. This implies the English dialect is around 40% phonetic, and 60% of its normal words are portrayed by unpredictable spellings. For example, the "sh" sound can be spelt in 13 distinctive ways. This incorporates sea, machine, beyond any doubt, exceptional, soul, strain, country et cetera. With regards to vowels, things deteriorate as they are up to 20 spellings for every vowel sound.

Enter the phonetic letter set

A possible arrangement out of this disarray is embracing a phonetic letter in order; that is one image for each solid. As various letters are used to express a solitary sound, the normal English word has a greater number of letters than sounds. Given, composition phonetically includes adapting more images, however, it guarantees the use of lesser images for every word, and is, therefore, much speedier than longhand. At the point when every word is indicated by the least difficult conceivable image (strokes, circles or bands), the correct number of strokes required to keep in touch with them is altogether minimised. Give us now a chance to investigate the absolute most prominent option penmanship and shorthand frameworks.

1. The Pitman Shorthand

This is the best-known case of option penmanship frameworks as of now in presence. It was produced by Sir Isaac Pitman, a route back in the nineteenth century; 1837 to be more exact. As a rule, the Pitman shorthand depends on outlining geometrical bends and lines in various lengths and points. The lines specifically, can be composed either thin or thick by using an exceptional wellspring pen tip, which is adaptable. By the by, a straightforward pencil can likewise do the trap.

The Pitman shorthand is an absolutely phonetic letter set, yet diacritical imprints must be incorporated into the lines to demonstrate vowels. Since it is conceivable to portray every word that sounds diverse particularly, this framework is likewise viewed as a magnificent shorthand framework also. Note that shorthand is fundamentally a truncation framework, where exposed layouts of a word are composed in adequate numbers. This empowers the author to, later on, unravel the setting of the images they scribble down.

2. The Handywrite framework

The Handywrite framework is another very acclaimed elective penmanship and shorthand framework. It gives particular images to each consonant and vowel, which are required to compose the English dialect phonetically. In this manner, when words are classified in full, the written work is still obviously readable. Oversimplified strokes are used in the Handywrite framework, making it both cursive and brisk to compose.

Generally, it can be respected to be fundamentally the same as the Pitman shorthand, however for somewhere in the range of few noteworthy modifications. In the first place, not at all like the last framework, this one doesn't in any capacity depend on correct positions in respect to lines. It likewise is not signified by strokes of shifting widths and the use of diacritical imprints to demonstrate vowels isn't required. Notwithstanding when words are composed in full with the Handywrite framework, they are still shorter than longhand as few strokes are required. At the point when condensers are used, this option penmanship framework develops into a veritable shorthand framework.

3. The Worldwide Phonetic letter set (IPA)

This option penmanship framework is fundamentally used by genuine understudies of discourse. Its primary preference is it is been both effortlessly printable by hand or the console. It is viewed as a total manual for right elocution. Dissimilar to, every other guide and elocution keys utilized as a part of numerous lexicons, which are defective. While not intended to improve composting speed, IPA is still the most right articulation type of writing in presence. With it, you can compose a wide assortment of English lingos, vernacular dialect and individual discourse designs.