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Gregg Shorthand

Adapted to the

German Language


Samuel Valencia Greenberg

Copyright, 1924


     As the characters in Gregg Shorthand are natural to the hand, and in principles on which the system is founded meet with the approval of the mind, it is not surprising to find that it is readily adapted to any language.  Things that are natural and logical must, of necessity, have a universal appeal.
      In the past few years, we have met or had correspondence with many hundreds of writers of the system in English who were also making use of it in other languages with which they were familiar.  The structural simplicity of the system, its almost purely alphabetic style of writing, the flexibility of its vowel scheme—all these things render it very easy to record any sounds uttered by the human voice.
     But as every language has its own structural peculiarities and its frequently-occurring words and phrases for which special provision should be made, there is a need of standard presentations of the system in the various languages.
     In its Spanish form, the system has been remarkably successful, so much so that a Spanish shorthand magazine printed in its characters is now being published.  The adaptation to Esperanto has been received with enthusiasm by the advocates of that universal language.  We are now preparing a series of presentation of the system for other languages.  Those for French and German are issued almost simultaneously, and books in Italian, Portuguese, and Swedish are being prepared.
     This book is a photographed reproduction of a book presented to the author of Gregg Shorthand by Mr. S. Valencia-Greenberg, of London, England.  That Mr. Greenberg is a very artistic writer of the system will be evident from the shorthand forms in his manuscript.
     We are greatly indebted to Mr. Greenberg for his permission to use this manuscript, and we feel sure that it will be of great assistance to the many writers of the system who desire to use it in the German language.

The Gregg Publishing Company

New York, April 1924




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Consonants written forward

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About Gregg Shorthand
Editor's Note
A Talk with the Beginner
The Alphabet
Chapter I
   Unit 1
   Unit 2
   Unit 3
Chapter II
   Unit 4
   Unit 5
   Unit 6
Chapter III
   Unit 7
   Unit 8
   Unit 9
Chapter IV
   Unit 10
   Unit 11
   Unit 12
Chapter V
   Unit 13
   Unit 14
   Unit 15
Chapter VI
   Unit 16
   Unit 17
   Unit 18
Chapter VII
   Unit 19
   Unit 20
   Unit 21
Chapter VIII
   Unit 22
   Unit 23
   Unit 24
Chapter IX
   Unit 25
   Unit 26
   Unit 27
Chapter X
   Unit 28
   Unit 29
   Unit 30
Chapter XI
   Unit 31
   Unit 32
   Unit 33
Chapter XII
   Unit 34
   Unit 35
   Unit 36


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