At the age of 18, Charles Dickens reportedly became a professional stenographer. He used his verbatim skills for the newspaper, the Mirror of Parliament. He worked there for about half-a-decade before launching a career as a novelist. His work as a stenographer clearly influenced his writing. He made one of his most popular characters, David Copperfield, a parliament stenographer too.
While practicing this video, I used “THE COURT” designation for the voice of the narrator.
Here are some briefs for some of the words and phrases spoken in the video:
do you know= DAOUN
excuse me= SKAOUM
(as opposed to capital=KPAL)
let me= LEM
anything else= NILGS
This video is great for practicing speaker designations, especially if you’ve recently advanced from theory. It’s a good video to get you comfortable using Q & A symbols. A third party even interjects a couple of times.
Here are some briefs for some of the words that come up in the video: