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I can't seem to come up with one stroke briefs for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 -- any ideas?
I usually have one stroke.
That's an easy one. Something I picked up along the way (as we all do). Outlined in my theory, The Steno Way, is a simple procedure, but it does assume you're using the numeral bar. There are many who are afraid to use the numeral bar and disregard it, but it's there for our use, as we should take advantage of it. After all, it was included on the keyboard for a reason!
You will have to enter all the years in your dictionary, but once that's done, and you've practiced a bit, you won't be hesitating.
Add final -Z to 15, for example, as in 15-Z for 2015. For 2016, you'll have to add the final -Z in a separate stroke (16/-Z). But for other right-hand side numbers, such as 2006, just add initial K- to your number 6 (K-6).
I can email you the section from my theory book if you'd like. Just drop me a note.
No, I don't use the number bar, but thanks for your response -- I've been working too long to change that.
I used OU for the first half of the decade and decided on OI for the teens.
2015 - TWOIF
2016 - TWOIX
2017 - TWOIFP
2018 - TWOIGT
2019 - TWOIN
Thanks, I'll try that.
TW-BGS = 2016
TW-FN = 2017
TWAEN = 2018
TW-PB = 2019
TW-NT = 2020
TWEFPB/ 2007 OR TWEFRPB - 2007
twine = TWAO*EUPB
2015 = TW-FP
2016 = TW - FPL (FPL is my "final X")
I use the number bar and add the asterisk. I know you said you do not use it, but maybe this will help others that do!
I started just adding a Z at the end of the year. So for 2016 it would be 1-6z = 2016, 1-7z = 2017.