My work is a lot about groundwater. This example of Stiefo (Aufbauschrift) shows what Wikipedia says about it:
Here I used some brief forms. Grundschrift (basic level) already offers the possibilty to define your own abbreviations for common expressions, by writing a 1 step high consonant at 3 step size. I use the 3 step W for „Wasser“ (“water“). I create additional expressions by adding further letters, e. g. „Grundwasser“ (“groundwater”) by a g prefix, „Grundwasserleiter“ (“aquifer”) by a eit suffix:
“Standard Stiefo” makes almost no use of loops in clockwise direction (except the point-size loop for -lich). I use a half-step clockwise loop on the baseline for -ologie (-ology). Similarly, the raised loop (not used here) means -graphie (-graphy). The one-step clockwise loop abbreviates the various forms of „halten“ according to the stem vowel (hold, contain, stop, etc.).
The lowered (i/ü/y position) letter h abbreviates „hier“ (“here”) in Aufbauschrift (advanced level). I also use it for „hin“ (“towards”) and for the prefix hydr(o)-. With this I can write „Hydrogeologie“ (“hydrogeology) quite concisely.
I was lazy and am a bit late for the April Reddit Monthly Thread on the topic “food”. Here’s my contribution – an old recommendation about the size of the meals of the day, in German (written in Stiefo Advanced Level) and English (written in very basic Teeline).
I’m in the middle of unit 5 of the “Teeline Gold Course Book”, where the first “advanced” features of Teeline are introduced: word groupings. Common phrases like “I am”, “You will be”, but even “We should be able to” are written as a single outline. (To be exact, phrases with “… be able to” are written in two parts: word grouping and a full vowel a close to it.)
In all Teeline texts I’ve seen so far, the letter G is joined to R with a sharp bend backwards to form the head of the G. Have a look at the word “garage” (the Teeline Gold Course Book authors seem very fond of that one…) below, number 1.
It would be much nicer to write a smooth connection, as in number 2. This happens quite often to me, as the Teeline G is similar to the German Stiefo M, which is joined smoothly to previous letters.
Am I missing a problem here, some conflict or potential for confusion? One thing I’m thinking about: if the R is not completely straight but gently curves into the G, it looks like an upwards-L.
Here’s the first paragraph of Phil Plait’s article “Mooning Pluto” on Bad Astronomy in Teeline:
I’m not really happy about how I wrote “Pluto”: Joining upwards L and T is awkward (outline 1, below). I should have writen it disjoined, I think (outline 2). But then, I’m afraid this may indicate some suffix I do not know about yet. The proper way would be to use the normal L, to which T can be easily joined (outline 3). However, this outline would hang very low below the writing line.