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Pitman Shorthand, part 3 of 3 (Revised)

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Uploaded on Jun 11, 2009

BACK TO PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjoigP...
BACK TO PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poflfN...

For more information, go to my Web site about it,

http://pitmanshorthand.homestead.com ("The Joy of Pitman Shorthand")

This is a revised form of the old video, to correct the focus.)

I made an unpolished little video to illustrate some basics of Pitman writing. At the time, I couldn't find anything else on YouTube about it, but here are two new videos by others:

A woman writes a religious text in Pitman Shorthand, though it is mostly vowel-less:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3OyEz...

A man writes a text in Spanish Pitman. Abbreviations are different, of course, assigned to common Spanish words, but the consonants are all the same:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMyNvZ...

(More links to Pitman and other shorthand sites can be found by clicking the "Books and Links" button there.)

A COMPLETE description of the theory is here:

http://www.long-live-pitmans-shorthan... ( "Long Live Pitman's Shorthand")

Also good is this guy's site, heavy in diagrams explaining the Pitman strokes:

http://www.shorthand.mkz.com/ ("Pitman for Geeks")

Pitman Shorthand was actually used to represent the written language of the Vogons, the bureaucratic and ugly aliens in the movie version of the science-fiction comedy, THE HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (2005). Those fortunate enough to know Pitman will recognize phrases in the movie like "Presidential Release Form", "Demolition Order", "Information Deleted" and a Vogon poster saying "Depressed? Try Destruction Therapy!"
http://www.onrec.com/content2/news.as...


For the Gregg shorthand system, go to:

http://www.shorthandshorthandshorthan...
http://gregg.angelfishy.net

MUSIC: Music is from "Transfer Orbit" which is my own composition. The full version is on a music-only video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF6kjf...

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