Category Archive: Theory

Nov 02

Theory Thursday: Elsie Villega’s Audio Practice Briefs & Phrases Part 1

summit= SUMT garage= GRAJ garbage= GARJ accountability= KABLT accountable= KABL secondary= SERKD governance= GOFRNZ convene= KWAO*EN convenes= KWAO*ENZ queen= KWAOEN queens= KWAOENS (Note: Queens= KWAO*ENS; as in Queens, New York) He was accountable for the garbage in the garage. The queen called a summit for queens that will convene in Brooklyn. The governance of the …

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Sep 21

Theory Thursday: 10 Short Conversations (Practice Video With Steno Notes)

Elsie Villega Theory Thursday 10 Short Conversations Case CAT Screen Shot

Aug 10

Theory Thursday: Basic Body Parts Part 1

hand= HAND finger= FIRNG face= FAIS chin= KHIN forehead= FHED cheek= KHAOEK lip= LIP

Jun 29

Theory Thursday: Practice Video- Measurement Terms

For years, I’ve loved to practice to “Learn To Speak English Videos” on You Tube. Here’s one that includes measurement terms: clock= KLOK measuring cup= MURG/K*UP meter= MAOERT metronome= MET/NO*EM microscope= MAOIRK/SKO*EP pipette= PIP/*ET protractor= PROE/TRA*RKT quart= KWART ruler= RAOURL scale= SKAIL sextant= SEX/TA*NT speedometer= S-PD or SDORMT stethoscope= STE*T/SKO*EP stopwatch= STOP/WA*FP barometer= BARMT sundial= …

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Jun 01

Theory Thursday: Suffix Briefs Part 12

The following are briefs for suffixes: (Note: When d-defining, don’t forget to define the briefs with the format symbol for suffixes.) {Suffix}k= *K {Suffix}ka= K*A {Suffix}key= KAO*E {Suffix}land= LA*ND {Suffix}less= -LS {Suffix}let= -LT or L*ET {Suffix}lets= -LTS or L*ETS {Suffix}lies= LAO*IZ {Suffix}line= LAO*IN {Suffix}lines= LAO*INS {Suffix}liness= L*INS or LI/-NS {Suffix}lizing= LAO*IGZ {Suffix}lus= L*US {Suffix}ly= LI

May 04

Theory Thursday: Suffix Briefs Part 11

The following are briefs for suffixes: (Note: When d-defining, don’t forget to define the briefs with the format symbol for suffixes.) {Suffix}ists= IFTS {Suffix}it= I*T {Suffix}itis= AO*ITS {Suffix}ius= Y*US {Suffix}ive= -FB or *IF {Suffix}ive= -FBL or *IFL {Suffix}ivity= -FBT {Suffix}ization= SA*IGS {Suffix}izations= SA*IGSZ {Suffix}ize= AO*IZ {Suffix}ized= AO*IDZ {Suffix}izing= AO*IGZ

Apr 20

Theory Thursday: I Don’t Phrases (Part 2)

I don’t get= YOGT I don’t give= YOFG I don’t go= YOG I don’t have= YOF I don’t have the= YOFT I don’t imagine= YOJ I don’t just= YOJT I don’t know= YON I don’t know the= YONT I don’t know this= YONTS

Apr 06

Theory Thursday: I Don’t Phrases (Part 1)

I don’t= YO I dpn’t agree= YORG I don’t believe= YOBL I don’t believe so= YOBLS I don’t believe the= YOBLT I don’t care= YOK I don’t even= YOFN I don’t even know= YOEFN I don’t even see= YOFNZ I don’t ever= YOFR I don’t feel= YOFL I don’t find= YOFND I don’t forget= YOFGT

Mar 09

Theory Thursday: Suffix Briefs Part 10

The following are briefs for suffixes: (Note: When d-defining, don’t forget to define the briefs with the format symbol for suffixes.) {Suffix}ing= -G {Suffix}ings= -GS {Suffix}iologist= YO*LGT {Suffix}iologists= YO*LGTS {Suffix}ior= YO*R {Suffix}ious= SH*US {Suffix}ips= *IPS {Suffix}ire= *IR {Suffix}ish= *IRB {Suffix}ism= IFM {Suffix}ism= IFMS {Suffix}ist= IFT {Suffix}ists= IFTS {Suffix}istic= ST-K or ST*IK Suffix}istics= ST-KS or ST*IKS

Mar 02

Theory Thursday: Suffix Briefs Part 9

The following are briefs for suffixes: (Note: When d-defining, don’t forget to define the briefs with the format symbol for suffixes.) {Suffix}id= *ID {Suffix}iel= Y*EL {Suffix}ient= YENT or Y*ENT {Suffix}ier= YER or Y*ER {Suffix}iers= YERS or Y*ERS {Suffix}ies= YES or Y*ES {Suffix}iest= YEFT or Y*EFT {Suffix}im= *IM {Suffix}in= *IN {Suffix}iness= YINS or Y*INS

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