Lesson 2, Handwriting Course

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jan 16 00:35:51 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
January 15, 2007

On Jan 15, 2007, at 10:56 AM, wreese01 at TAMPABAY.RR.COM wrote:
> Perhaps "Abbreviation" could substitute?  So that "Valerie" would be
> abbreviated as "Val", and the signwriting shorthand could possibly be
> looked at similarly as "abbreviations"? Bill

Hi Bill!
Thanks for this comment...nice to hear from you again ;-)

Shorthand and abbreviations are two different things...

Abbreviations use the same alphabetic characters but just shorten the  

Shorthand uses different symbols...Gregg and Pittman shorthand, for  
English, do not use the Roman alphabet I don't believe...they have  
their own unique symbols...

And SignWriting Shorthand has a different symbol for several  
symbols...one of the biggest differences is there is no palm facing  
written at all in our Shorthand...Shorthand assumes knowledge of the  
language in advance and is just to jog the memory...

Val ;-)

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