Info: Teeline and other Shorthand Systems

This is sort of a repost/elaboration on my earlier post on shorthand, but I wanted to make a post on Teeline in particular. I no longer write Teeline, having switched to Gregg for aesthetic and multilingual purposes, but Teeline is nevertheless a great shorthand system, easy to learn and fast enough (I got to around 80 wpm before I decided to switch).

Teeline is easy to read and write because, unlike other systems, the letters are all very distinct. There is also a symbol for every letter of the alphabet, so it can be written orthographically instead of phonetically. What really makes it fast is the fact that it removes all medial vowels, but this also means that readback should be done quickly or all meaning can be lost. To download a full pdf on the system, click here.

Though it depends on how long it takes you to finish the manual, you should be at about 30 or 40 wpm when you are done. To continue speedbuilding, you can download free dictation here (I’m not affiliated with them in any way).

If you don’t think Teeline’s your thing, you can read about Gregg and Pitman in an earlier post of mine. If you’ve already decided, but unsure where to find a manual, you can download a Pitman one here and a Gregg one here. I’m also learning Gregg, and you can find texts in my extremely beginner French Gregg here. (If you are thinking about learning French Gregg, it’s probably best you don’t try to copy my style though, at least not until I improve some more.)

Lastly, if you want to learn about shorthand in general, this is the highly informational site that inspired me to start shorthand in the first place. Thanks Marc for posting a link to this blog, by the way!

2 thoughts on “Info: Teeline and other Shorthand Systems

  1. Looks great, you’ve convinced me to start with Teeline to form MY SECRET WRITING SYSTEM. Thanks Baobab, you little prince!

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