DURING ANY TIME= DR-NT
FROM TIME TO TIME= FRIMT
FOR THE RECORD= FRORD
I am using my flashcard app to help me memorize ALL these phrases. We are also introduced to Non-verbal responses. When someone shakes their head yes or no without saying yes or no. We do not translate what they are implying, we would write (The witness nodded her head up and down) These are called PARENTHETICALS or a message in parentheses. Another new introduction is slang terminology. Yeah, uh/-huh, huh-uh, ain't. We have to write verbatim, even if the person does not use correct grammar. For instance, Hisself, or theirselves.
Update 9/15/14 I have three pages memorized. That is about half.
I am making progress. I have not even listened to the audio drill. I wanted to have a good handle on the phrases before I even attempted it. I will update again soon!!!
Update 9/19/14 I started the audio drill. I am at about 8 minutes in. "I can't ever hear him"
"I couldn't have made it alone" "I didn't recall seeing you there". The lesson drill is about 25 minutes long. I still have a lot of practice in my future.
I didn't practice a lot this weekend or Monday. I am now to the sentences portion. Example sentence, "Where were you on the day of the accident?" "ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT" is a new phrase we learned this lesson. Another example, "Tell us what happened from that time on." FROM THAT TIME is the phrase. So far so good. In the manual, there are the notes that give encouragement, this lesson it keeps saying "These are Fun!" and they actually really are fun.
As with many other lessons, we are given words we do not already know. Look in your arbitraries list in the yellow manual. Document =DAUMT and Present=PRENT both are not introduced until 19. And Address= DRAES, not introduced until 15.
Update 9/26/14. I am done today!!! Wahoo!!!! That is a big lesson. I have to admit, I love phrases. They are fun and make learning steno more fun. Speaking of phrases, I am posting two links to my blog to help everyone out with briefs and phrases. They are websites to help you find a brief or phrase for common sayings.