November 2 2017

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 secondary school was garbage.
Let’s convene in the garage tomorrow.
he was= EFS
for the= F-RT
that will= THAL
in the = N-T
called= KAULD
tomorrow= TOM

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May 7 2015

Theory Thursday: Prefix/Suffix Exercise

Source: Moss4ACI (You Tube)

Machine briefs from video:
Prefix out-= AOUT
operation= PRAIGS
promotion= PROMGS
please= PLAOES
Prefix up-= AUP
we need= WAOEFRN
to do= TAOD
competitive= KPEFT
is there= STHR
anybody= NIB
available= VAIBL
for the= F-RT
afternoon= AFRN
Prefix on-= AON
investigation= VEGS
century= SEN
when was= WHFS
doesn’t= DOENT
traffic= TRAFK
surgery= SURG
Prefix over= AUFR
robbery= ROIB
to get= TO*GT
system= ST-M
patient= PAIRBT
brief= BRAOEF
shadow= SHAOD
tradition= TRA
whenever= WHEFR
Mary= MA*ER
on the= ONT
any= NI
body= BOED
moving= MOFG
resulted= RULTD
flew= FLAOU
Suffix -over= O*EFR
anymore= NIM
inspection= SPEX
will be= L-B
conducted= KUKTD
Suffix -of= O*F
performance= P-FNS
who was= WHOFS
Prefix under-= N-R
policy= POIL
friends= FRENDZ
weekend= WEND
how much= HOUFP
invited= VAOITD
service= SFS
having= V-G
defendant= D-FT
support= SPOR
everyday= EFRD
trial= TRAOIL
season= S-N
are the= R-T
supporting= SPORG
disease= D-Z
dishes= DIRBS
vacation= VAIGS
October= OKT
assessment= SAEMT
several= SEFRL
New York= NORK
quiet= QAET

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March 23 2015

Steno Resources: Word Pronunciations

I Love Stenography Logo (Cropped)There’s a You Tube channel that specializes in word pronunciations. The user name of the channel is Emma Saying. Here’s the link:

Emma Saying’s channel includes playlists that are categorized into topics such as: Top challenging words, pairs of confusing sound-a-likes, difficult words to pronounce, NBA players, Hollywood stars, historical figures, and even a Game of Thrones pronunciation guide.

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March 29 2014

Practice Audio: Q & A 170-210 (2-Voice)

I’m a big fan of John DeCaro’s practice audio. I especially love the way he does the Q & A. His Q & A actually has different people dictating along with him so that you hear more than one person’s voice. This is helpful to me because I noticed that I have developed a habit of making a stroke for a speaker designation every time I hear a voice inflection from a speaker. I believe that I developed this habit from practicing too much Q & A dictation where one speaker is doing two voices. Hopefully, practicing to John DeCaro’s Q & A dictation, and other Q & A dictation, where there is more than one speaker will help me break this habit.

Here are some briefs from the dictation:
modification= MOIFGS
retrospect= ROERT/SPEK
negotiation= GOERBGS
did you have= SDUF
I don’t remember= YORM
do you understand= DOUNDZ
consult= SKULT
real estate= RAE
occupancy= OUPZ
furniture= FURNT
premises= PREMS
carpet= KARPT
air conditioning= AIRNG
repairs= R-PS
maintenance= MAINS
supervisor= SPRFR
thereafter= THRAF
installation= SNAULGS
fabric= FA*RK
leather= L*ERT
pursue= PRAOU
possession= PEGS
thermometer= THERMT
temperature= TEM
windows= WIDZ
front side= FRONDZ
cooler= KAORL
building= BLG
because of the= BAUFT
disposition= DPOGS
dirty= DOIRT
notify= NOIF
composition= KPOGS
degrees= DREZ
average= AFRJ

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November 27 2012

Practice Audio: Lit and Q & A

This is a great combination lit and Q & A practice. The dialog (Q & A) part of the dictation is repeated twice in the audio. This practice is great for a moderate-lit workout, and a slow Q & A practice. The Q & A part is especially helpful for students who are also working on punctuation.

Here are some briefs and phrases from the video:

movie= MO*EF
champion= KHAON
season= S-N
cell phone= SLOEN or SFOEN
at the end of= TEFN
upset= SPET
football= FAOBL
baseball= BAIBL
restaurant= STRAUNT
especially= EP
United States= *US
negative= NEF
library= LAOIB

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