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I've found a several descriptive images of the various ways to write all of the sounds of the English Roman Alphabet in Gregg Shorthand, but what I have not been able to find is a way to write all of the sounds of American English in Gregg shorthand; therefore, I'm seeking a resource or a person who can answer me this: how do I write all of the sounds of the IPA in Gregg Shorthand?

Please, use this IPA chart (thanks to a Wikipedia submission), which is pretty comprehensive, as a template, if you plan to manually go through it.

The reason I ask: I can find examples of all the sounds of IPA, but I cannot find examples of all the sounds of Gregg. If I can find audio samples of all of the Gregg Shorthand symbols, I think that I can make a list with confidence and resubmit a clean answer. So, also if anyone has a resource with phonetic examples of all of the Gregg Shorthand symbols, please post that as a comment or answer.

This chart:

This chart represents my own attempt to correlate these sounds. It took a long time to create, but feel free to bash it. The red are the ones I'm really in the dark about, and I don't think that any of the vowel sounds are correct.

As far as ʏ is concerned, I could not find an IPA character for "you/yew", but there is a Gregg character for it.

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    This might be more suitable for Stack Exchange Linguistics linguistics.stackexchange.com/?as=1 Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 10:36
  • @BarrieEngland I've restricted my answer to English. Gregg Shorthand is for English. It would be nice to fork it onto Linguistics, though. Is it possible to fork? Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 10:37
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    John Lawler has a deleted comment: "You might consider the Shavian alphabet, which is phonemic for English, and resembles Gregg somewhat. It's designed to be written rapidly, at least. For a list of the English phonemes, see here"
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 11:50
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    The migration link is missing. Does anyone know if this was answered or where it ended up?
    – AnnanFay
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 2:05
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    @AnnanFay The question was closed shortly after it was posted, and automatically deleted 12 months later. Wayback has an archived copy.
    – Jivan Pal
    Commented Feb 21, 2022 at 13:04


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