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Shorthand has been used for thousands of years to quickly capture ideas and spoken words.
With the widespread use of recording and dictation machines, stenography has fallen out of favor in most fields.

Entries below:  German Unified Shorthand and Gregg Shorthand

top German Unified Shorthand (Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift)

Deutsche Einheitskurzschrift is a German stenography system composed of three levels:
   Verkehrsschrift, Eilschrift, and Redeschrift (business script, speed script, and speech script).

German longhand translation:

1) Wo ist mein Zimmer?
2) Wo ist der Strand?
3) Wo ist die Bar?
4) Fassen Sie mich nicht da an!

Shown in Verkehrsschrift:

Shown in Eilschrift:

[Verkehrsschrift] [Eilschrift]

Information about German Unified Shorthand at Wikipedia

top Gregg Shorthand

Gregg Shorthand was invented in 1888 by John Robert Gregg and was once the most popular form of stenography in the United States.
It, like other forms of shorthand, has fallen out of use.

English longhand:

Shown using Gregg Shorthand:

1) Where is my room?

[Gregg shorthand for phrase 1]

2) Where is the beach?

[Gregg shorthand for phrase 2]

3) Where is the bar?

[Gregg shorthand for phrase 3]

4) Don't touch me there!

[Gregg shorthand for phrase 4]

Information about Gregg Shorthand at Wikipedia

Additional information about shorthand systems at Wikipedia and Omniglot

Shorthand is also called stenography, brachygraphy, and tachygraphy

The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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