We have now learned all the letters of the alphabet.
We are now learning word endings and some basic steno rules.
Words ending in
S or ES = -S or -Z
D or ED = -D
V sound = *-F
Cars = KAR/-S
Bands = B(PW)AN(PB)DZ (words end with a D and are plural like Bands, you add a Z, to save a stroke)
Sized = SAOEUZ/ -D or Picked = PIK(BG)/-D
Simple enough right?
Now the ending V sound (*-F)
Notice Life (LAOEUF) and Live (LAO*EUF) Would be the same unless you add the asterisk.
It is the same principal as the begininng Z sound. You Gotta add that asterisk.
About(PW) , Accident(SDENT) , After(AFR) , Another(AOT) , Answer(ANS) , Around(ARND) , Before(BFR) , Business(BIZ) , Happen(HAP) , Husband(HUZ) , Injure(JUR) , Injury(JAER)
Juror(JAOR) , Jury(JIR) , Question (KWE) , Very(VE)
K -P or adding an asterisk to a letter makes it upper case. So K-P / BIL for the name BILL.
To capitalize a sentence or phrase you use K-PS (then phrase) K-PS K-PS. When you enter it twice, it will conclude the capitalization.
K-P= Beginning Initial Cap
K-P / K-P= Ending Final Cap
K-PS= Beginning All Caps
K-PS / K-PS= Ending All Caps
USA and F.B.I.
Use and comma or period to separate capitalized letters.
USA=K-PS / U ,(RBGS) / S, / A, /K-PS /K-PS
F.B.I.= K-PS / F.(FPLT) / B. / I. / K-PS / K-PS
There is more to this lesson, I just need to get back to practicing. I will post more about the basic rules of Steno. As you can see this is more information to take in. A lot more two syllable words, which is throwing me for a loop. I understand the concept, I just need more practice to keep up with the audio drill. This lesson may take awhile:(
General Rules For Writing
#1- Write 1 syllable words the way the are spelled. EX: Go, Went, Our, Said, Sat
#2- You may write some words phonetically or write them as close to the way they are spelled. EX: HU/MAN or HAOU/MAN , STU/PID or STAOU/PID , LA/BOR or LAEU/BOR. Get it?
#3- Write words that start with a vowel and have a long vowel sounds with a beginning long vowel. EX: Icon= AOEU/KON or Alive= AEU/LAO*EUF
#4- Words that start with a W are written with a W. EX: Wrist, Wrong, Wreck
#5- Add word endings to arbitraries the way you do with words.
EX: Happened= HAP/D, Answering= ANS/G, Questions= KWE/S
#6- Unaccented syllables do not have to be written. EX: Clerical= KLER/KAL
#7- Words that begin with a CH are written with KH EX: Cheek= KHAOEK
#8- In multiple syllable words, write every accented syllable you hear.
EX: Peculiar= PE/KAOUL/YAR
#9- Use an asterisk to differentiate between words that sound alike.
#10- Words that end with the V sound are written with the *-F. EX:
So I am still on lesson seven. I haven't been on the machine as much as I had hoped. Downfall of being a stay at home mom. Sick kids, means no time for my school. We battled food poisoning this week:( I missed 3 days this week. Which is the most since I started. I have today, while my husband is home to get busy. As an update to my progress, I am on the words portion of the audio. I actually do well for the most part. I really have to think about the two and three stroke words. That is something new to get used to. Especially since I want to write as the word is spelled. Prosperous is PROS/PRUS Hemorrhage is HEM/RAJ get my point? I takes a little more thought. I understand the concept, I just need the machine time. One annoying tidbit, is the now have stopped giving you the steno for the new words. You have to either look it up or make it up. I looked all these new words on StenoLookup on my android phone. It is an app. Although it is slightly different than CRAH, it really helps. I wrote down all the new words and then the steno next to it for practice. I can cover one half of the paper to either show the word or the steno. It helps me practice and memorize. My first complaint about the program is finally here. The first thing that I do not like is the fact that without being given exactly how to write words, you have to spend a lot of time looking them up or you have to make them up. You have no clue if you are doing it right. I wish they let us have our CAT software. At this point it is SOOOOO time consuming to look things up and read back notes. I understand the importance of learning how to read raw steno, but when you write for 10 minutes straight during an audio drill, it would take forever to read back every line to make sure it is correct. If we had our software, It would have the steno on one side and english on the other. I have to make good use of my school time. This is frustrating. And it just seems like a waste of time. I told my sister about it and at her school they got all the software on day one. The teachers covered the screens so they could not read the english until later on in theory. But during practice drills they were allowed to correct their work by reading english. If the word did not translate, that means it was wrong. I would love to do it that way!!!! This audio drill is 30 mins long. That is a lot of reading back notes!!!!!! Can you tell I am a little aggravated? So this is my first negative thing to say. I have talked to others who find this annoying as well. So at least we are all on the same page! I have to get back to reading steno notes...I will keep you posted.
By the end of the practice session, I made it to the capitalization portion. You have to capitalize names, streets, etc.
Example: Fort Walton Beach, USA, D.O.T., Jerry, Cole, Third Street. I feel like this audio is going pretty fast. I will try again tomorrow!
I am now to the sentences. I anticipate finishing tomorrow. I can keep up with the audio with only a few mistakes. I am feeling pretty good after today's practice session.
Last update 6/17/14:
I am done with lesson seven. Good residence. See ya seven, I am outta here.
Moving on to eight. Woot Woot.