Learn the Teeline shorthand alphabet thoroughly before looking at the different words that each letter can show.
Ready? Great. Here you’ll find a list of which words each letter in the shorthand alphabet can be used to to represent.
For example, the letter a can also be used to mean after, able, ability and ability to (ability is two words but this phrase is also covered by the Teeline letter a). This saves a massive amount of time when taking notes.
How can one letter mean so many different words? Well, it’s simple. When you come to read back the shorthand transcription it will be the context of the sentence that shows which word is being used. For example, in the sentence ‘the man’s ability to sprint 100m was improved by eating fish’, we know that the only phrase that could possibly make sense there would be ability to. (Whether or not fish helps people to run 100m faster is another matter!)
To give even more variation in shorthand, letters of the alphabet can be written in slightly different positions or in a different way in order to reprsent different words.
Look at the letter c. We can write it in it’s normal position to mean offence or once. Or when the c is written below the line it will mean local. Clever, hey?
The graphics below show the Teeline shorthand letters of the alphabet and the different words that they can represent. Memorise the letters and which words they represent and you can begin using them immediately in your every day life.