The Shorthand Reddit started this year with a call for writing Quotes of the Day (QOTD) in various systems. Here is the quote for 07 January 2020 in Stiefo (Aufbauschrift), translated into German (link to Reddit):
Groundwater, with brief forms
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.
Old saying for meals
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).
A bit of (still beginner’s level) Teeline for the Reddit weekly thread.
After a long hiatus I’m starting to practice Teeline again, because it surely would be useful for the English words I come across at work, which are clumsy to write in Stiefo.
You can read this text in the German version of this post in Stiefo, for comparison.
Sorry, I’m a bit late. 😉
A happy new year 2016!
“Advanced” Teeline: first word groupings
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.)
A short excerpt from the Simple English Wikipedia article about the violin. Embarassingly, I forgot “is played” in the first line. 🙁
I’m looking forward to learning the abbreviation for -ing…
Joining R and G
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.