Karam’s Shorthand

Mar 6, 2014 by

Karam’s Shorthand by A. Karam  describes itself as: Four Easy Lessons. Everything in the Language is Written in Familiar Longhand Characters, Briefly and Legibly! This is an interesting little book because it was originally published in 1922, long before our current ease of life with computers. Karam’s system actually teaches how to take dictation by HAND writing long hand.  I don’t know how they did it!  Interesting glimpse into the early 1920’s. from the introduction: “The system presented herein is designed for the following purposes: 1. To increase shorthand speed. 2. To supply a method of Shorthand which employs the Longhand characters, but, by using contracted combinations, the out line works more efficiently……Three years of hard mental work, analyzing words in the dictionary to perfect a practical method of abbreviations to simplify the old...

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