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Shorthand (big vocabulary list)

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This is the almost the full shorthand system which I write about in the SHorthand article of MemoryBloke.com . That Shorthand article introduces and completes the tutorial.

Word Code Default meaning Comment 2 Comment 3 Comment 4
why 0



how 1



because 2



what 3



for 4



where 5



or 6



when 7



and 8



if 9



a / an A



although A0



acid A1



alkaline A2



act A3 theatrical acting behave Perform a duty
already A4



angle A5



around A6



also A7



anything A8



able A9



always AA



about AB



appearance AB2 how something looks


ability AB3



absorb AB4



according AC



active AC2



action AC3 action: behaviour carried out legal action

accept AC4 accept an offering accept a point of view or idea

accommodation AC5



across AC6



accident AC7 unintended injury chance occurrence

accuse AC8



activate AC9



add AD plus gain

advice AD2



adult AD3



admit AD4 to admit an action to confess to a bad action to allow in
above AE



after AF



affect AF2



afford AF3



again AG



against AG2 touching anti-

agree AG3



agreement AG4 legal agreement agreement

age AG5 how old something is become older

aggression AG6



anyhow AH



aim AI try to align target ambition

air AI2 air - possibly more general than just oxygen oxygen

ask AK ask a question ask for (request)

all AL



alone AL2



allow AL3



alive AL4



alcohol AL5



ally AL6



accelerate AL7



alert AL8 wide awake an alarm alert a warning
am AM



amaze AM2



among AM3



an AN



animal AN1



angry AN2



anti- AN3



annoy AN4



ankle AN5



anyone AO



appear AP seem become present arrive
approximate AP2



approve AP3



apart AP4



appropriate AP5



alphabet AP6



ape AP7



acquire AQ to obtain


arrange AR put in order make a booking

area AR2



arm AR3



arts AR4



argument AR5 disagreement but aggressive logical argument

as AS



associate AS2 mentally associate mix with people

ascend AS3



access AS4



asset AS5



at AT



attention AT2 mental focus mental focus from another on to oneself

attract AT3



attitude AT4 one's behavioural approach


athlete AT5



atom AT6



attack AT7



attribute AT8 one of the attributes to attribute

authority AU



aunt AU2



avoid AV



available AV2



achieve AV3



anywhere AW



aware AW2 be self-aware the information is not news

award AW3



axel AX



away AY



activity AY2



so B



best B0



be a B1



better B2



buy B3



before B4



bad B5



to be B6



to be a B7



to be the B8



branch B9 of a tree to branch out

back BA rear support returned spine
background BA2 not foreground context not at the forefront of your attention
balance BA3 equilibrium balanced sense of well being

bag BA4



ball BA5 sphere ball for a game

baby BB



become BC



behind BD



be BE



believe BE2



bend BE3



because of BF



benefit BF2



big BG



bag BG2



behave BH good manners function

birth BI



bill BI2



backward BK backwards


brick BK2



below BL



blood BL2



biology BL3



blow BL4



bottom BM



bring BN



bone BN2



both BO



body BO2 whole of a human or creature's body human body the overall dimensions of an object a machine's body
boil BO3



border BO4



boss BO5 chief / head / manager


boring BO6



bounce BO7



bother BO8 irritate make the effort

bring BR



breathe BR2



borrow BR3



brother BR4



bright BR5 light intensity intelligent

break BR6 stop being whole stop functioning a rest a holiday
board BR7 a thin rectangular or square object


brush BR8



brave BR9



busy BS



bus BS2



bit BT



bitter BT2



boat BT3



bottle BT4



beauty BT5



bite BT6



but BU



burn BU2



build BU3



building BU4 a building a structure

bury BU7



burn out BU8 exhausting or using up (not just a fire)


business BU9 a company business as in the world of business

believe BV



between BW



box BX a type of container


by BY



boy BY2



boyfriend BY3



her C



call C3



clear C4 tidy up not foggy a clear understanding
change C5



cause C7



colour (color) C8



carry C9 carry


cancel CA



catch CA2 capture. eg. catch a fish be caught in a trap or prison catch a ball catch: part of a door, for example
category CA3



calendar CA4



car CA5



carriage CA6 train carriage lorry carriage other vehicle carriage the act of carrying
combination CB



concern CC is to do with: it concerns to have an interest in a subject a worry
circle CC2



conceive CC3 early life stage to picture a concept

could CD



cold CD2



credible CD3



correct CE



centre CE2



centi- CE3



celebrate CE4



censor CE5



comfortable CF physically comfortable comfortable with an idea or with a suggestion

clarify CF2



ceiling CG



cough CG2



congratulate CG3



choose CH



child CH2



chemical CH3



chop CH4



check CH5 test a state


challenge CH6



choke CH7



cheek CH8 be cheeky part of the face

character CH9 how someone is in their approach and nature a fictional being

category CG



certain CI



chain CI2 a chain in general an engineering chain a jewellery chain a chain of ideas
close CL not near opposite of open

climb CL2



cloud CL3



clean CL4 not dirty tidy up

clothing CL5



collapse CL6



calculate CL7 mathematics kind work out mentally

culture CL8 culture biology lab culture culture sophistication
cool CL9 to cool all right; acceptable more than all right
come CM



communicate CM2



compress CM3



complain CM4



crime CM5



comment CM6 give an opinion


compatible CM7



common CM8 not rare


claim CM9 purport a right to an asset

can CN able tin

count CN2



contain CN3



container CN4 container in general container one associates with a lid container like a basin
constant CN5



contrast CN6



cone CN7



conscience CN8



confuse CN9



contain CO



condition CO2 clause quality: in good or bad condition

convince CO3



confident CO4



complete CO5 whole finish off

conclude CO6 make a conclusion come to an end

connect CO7 physically connect mentally associate

collect CO8 collect collection

compare CP



computer CP2



cope CP3



copy CP4 to copy forgery

capable CP5



crop CP6



compete CP7 compete competition to take part in

cup CP8



companion CP9



consequence CQ



care CR



cry CR2



cross CR3 as a verb a shape of right angle intersection

crack CR4



corner CR5



criterion CR6



criticise CR7



creep CR8



crawl CR9



consider CS to think about a concept to think about a person's welfare

cost CS2



careless CS3



chest CS4 body chest


conclusive CS5



case CS6 legal case travel case

course CS7 a course of lessons


cut CT



correlate CT2



control CT3



commit CT4 to guarantee that one will do something


cotton CT5



connotations CT6



continue CU



curve CU2



cube CU3



current CU4 at the moment electrical current

column CU5 column in general vertical column in a table of data architectural column
clue CU6



curl CU7



cousin CU8



crunch CU9



cover CV a cover or lid overlap

convert CV2



creative CV3



conversation CV4



canvas CV5 surface of artwork


convenient CV6



chew CW



context CX



complex CX2



cycle CY a cyclic process a cycle vehicle such as a bicycle

cylinder CY2



creepy crawly CY3 a lifeform about the size of an insect that moves on or under the ground


these D



do a / does a D1



decide D2



die D3



do D4



do the / does the D5



to do D6



did a D7



doubt D8



did the D9



day DA



damage DA2



data DA3



dance DA4



dare DA5



daughter DA6



decibel DB



distribute DB2



debt DB3



direct DC straight give instructions

decorate DC2



declare DC3 divulge announce a speech
document DC4



decimal DC5 decrease


decay DC6 rot become less and less in substance (via entropy)

decimal DC7 decimal system


did DD



dead DD2



dedicate DD3



deadly DD4 lethal


de DE



despite DE2



death DE3



describe DE4



define DE5



deserve DE6



delay DE7



device DE8



detain DE9



differ DF different


defend DF2



defeat DF3



differentiate DF4



defy DF5



defect DF6 something wrong


draft DF7 an early version


during DG



digital DG2



diagram DG3



dig DG4



degree DG5 angle of the 360 kind degree unit in another context

danger DG6



disappoint DI2



disapprove DI3



disrupt DI4



disassemble DI5



discard DI6 throw away


discover DI8 to encounter unintentionally to find out

disregard DI7 assign no value to an instruction or to advice


disrespect DI8



dark DK



deliver DL



damage DM



dim DM2 light intensity stupidity

dimension DM3



demand DM4 how much something is wanted insist

done DN



deny DN2



do DO



door DO2 door (physical) door (figurative logical) doorway
depend DP



deep DP2 depth dimension into distance and foreground depth downwards intense
deploy DP3



displace DP4 displacement as a knock-on effect


doctor DR



direction DR2



drink DR3 drink (v) a drink

drop DR4 verb a drop like a drop of water

drain DR5



draw DR6 do art even result

drag DR7 drag along a surface


drilldown DR8 into detail


drug DR8 a drug


drama DR9 eventful happening acting (theatre)

dispose of DS



dismantle DS2



disagree DS3



descend DS4



disease DS5



disadvantage DS6



disappear DS7 vanish go away

discipline DS8 control over behaviour strict

distinguish DS9 tell the difference


difficult DT



detail DT2



detect DT3



due [meanings: pending/due to] DU



divide DV



derive DV2



develop DV3



deviate DV4



down DW



dry DY



dirty DY2



destroy DY3



discuss DZ



they E



-ed to E2



either E3



exclude E4



examine E5



ever E6



explain E7



everything E8



earn EA



east EA2



eat EA3



early EA4



Earth EA5 planet Earth


easy going EA6



elbow EB



each EC



edge ED



enter EE



entrance EE2



effect EF what is caused effects for drama such as special effects

effort EF2



effective EF3



efficient EF3



effective EF4 effective effectively - doing something to a good standard effectively - achieves a result by a different means
eg. EG



egg EG2



enough EH



eject EJ



enjoy EJ2



else EL



electricity EL2



electric EL3



electronic EL4



elbow EL5



emotion EM feelings


embarrass EM2



empty EM3 remove contents


empathy EM4



employ EM5



end EN



energy EN2



entertain EN3



enemy EN4



enforce EN5



encourage EN6



escape EP to escape successfully to be in the process of running away

explode EP2



epidemic EP3



expression EP4 facial expression express an idea or emotion

equal EQ is the same as


error ER2



era ER



ear ER2



easy ES



especially ES2



essential ES3 essential essentially as 'needed for a reason' essentially as 'not polished but done'
etc. ET



ethic ET2



exit ET3



ethnic ET4



even EV even as a type of emphasis equal not an odd number
evaluate EV2



evidence EV3



event EV4 social event occurrence

eventual EV5



everywhere EW



ex EX



extreme EX2



experience EX3 verb experienced (capability from experience)

expect EX4 expectation (not necessarily predicted)


excrement EX5



excite EX6 stimulate stimulate happiness

exercise EX7 keep fit task

excuse EX8 as in 'excuse me' to introduce oneself


extra EX9 beyond normal amount


every EY



eye EY2



this F



fear F2



find F3



fast F4



few F5 opposite of many a few (3 but not much more) a count of three
fair F6 a sense of what is right


favour F8



far F9



fact FA



faith FA2



family FA3



father FA4



False FA5



fall FA6 fall fall off fall out Autumn
farm FA7



fantasy FA8 a fiction


fault FA9 someone's fault blame

face FC the face on a head to face a situation

factor FC part of what contributed to a decision a whole number factor of a bigger number

feel FE sense texture emotions level of wellness
female FE2



fertile FE3



ferment FE4



finger FG



fight FG2



forgive FG3



foreign FG4 from another country outside normal experience unknown
frighten FG5



fine FI



finish FI2 to finish in the process of finishing

fit FI3 suitable physically fit connect up to slot in
fill FI4 eg. fill in a hole


fist FI5



fly FL



floor FL2 the ground storey

flood FL3



float FL4



floppy FL5



flat FL6 not bumpy apartment

filter FL7



flexible FL8



flap FL9



from FM



fame FM2



formal FM3



flame FM4



fun FN



foundation FN2



follow FO to occur after to follow in transit to follow instructions or a philosophy follow a route
force FO2



forget FO3



foot FO4



food FO5



fog FO6



foreground FO7



focus FO8 concentrate specific area within a wider area

fold FO9



further FR



free FR2 not imprisoned available costs nothing
friction FR3



fraction FR4



frequency FR5 how often rate of a wave repeating

frequent FR6 happens often


friend FR7



fur FR8



freeze FR9



fuss FS



fish FS2



front FT



fat FT2



first FT3



feature FT4 a part of an overall item (tends to be a part with functionality)


future FU



function FU2 operating


fuel FU3



favourite FV



fever FV2



flavour FV3



flow FW



forward FW2 forwards forward a timeline

frown FW3



flower FW4



fix FX repair game outcome is a cheat

something G



grow G3 lifeform grows spreads expands in size
great G4



general G6



gap GA a break between two points


gasp GA2



goodbye GB



good GD



greedy GD2



grand GD3 prefix of grandfather or grandmother


get GE



generation GE2 offspring


gender GE3



gene GE4



gesture GE5



genital GE6



grief GF



girlfriend GF2



give GI to give in general to donate: give away

geek GK



glide GL



glass GL2



gum GM



gone GN



generous GN2



groan GN3



go / goes GO to go attempt at a game session
govern GO2 politically govern


grip GP



group GR



ground GR2



gradual GR3



ground GR4 earth result of grinding

grammar GR5



graceful GR6



gram GR7



girl GR8



groin GR9



gas GS



got GT generally to have


guess GU



guilt GU2



guard GU3 prevent escape prevent theft prevent harm
guest GU4



guarantee GU5



guts GU6



gave GV



growl GW



he [/him] H



hard H0 solid difficult

here H1



hardly H3



hold H6



high H7



happen H9



hand HA



half HA2



hang HA3 the item which hangs off something a branch can hang

handle HA4 deal with handle of, for instance, furniture

habit HB



had HD



hide HD2



he HE



health HE2



hear HE3



head HE4 head on a body chief

heat HE5



heavy HE6



heal HE7



hearing HE8 ability to see court hearing

hesitate HE9



huge HG



hi HI



hip HI2



history HI3



hire out HI4 eg. hire out a car to someone; to rent out


hook HK



help HL



hollow HL2



hill HL3



hundred HN



handle HN2 a handle such as a door handle


hunt HN3 hunt chase

however HO



home HO2



hot HO3



horizontal HO4



hole HO5 eg. a hole in a sock something missing a hole in the ground
hone HO6



hope HP



her HR



hear HR2



hair HR3



hour HR4



heart HR5



his HS



hesitate HS2



hit HT collide success

hurt HT2



hue HU colour HU 0-10 follow the colour chart

hurry HU2



hum HU3 a type of musical sound made by the mouth


humble HU4



hungry HU5



have HV



happy HY



hypothesise HY2



horizon HZ



I or me I



its I2



it's I3



I'll I4



into I5



it will I6



it is I7



it was I8



information I9



idea IA



include IC



indicate IC2



instinct IC3



insect IC4 insect


increase IC5



ice IC6



introduce IC7



ID ID identification identify identify with
ideal ID2 perfect


indirect ID3



inter- IE2



if IF



infect IF2



infection IF3



interface IF4 the point of interaction


interfere IF5



influence IF6



imagine IG



imagination IG2



ignore IG3



inhabitant IH



inside II



injury IJ



intellectual IL



I'm IM



impression IM2 an idea to evaluate for truth impersonation

image IM3 image such as a photo or picture one's style

imitate IM4



improve IM5 add quality to illness lessening

impress IM6



immature IM7



in IN spacially in something in a subject. eg. In French

interpret IN2



interaction IN3



innocent IN4



investigate IN5



input IN6



insert IN7



intense IN8



intelligent IN9



intend / intent/ intention IO



important IP



input IP2



independent IP3



irritate IR



interrupt IR2 break a rhythm break into a conversation

is IS



inspire IS2 inspire an idea motivate

instructions IS3



it IT



interest IT2 not boring loan related

install IT3



instant IT4 right now


insist IT5



involve IV



invade IV2 invade intrude

index IX



intoxicated IX2



those J



journey J1



justice J8



job JB



judge JD decide the winner or the rank


jagged JG



joke JK



jerk JK2



join JO become a member attach fuse touch ends
joint JO2



jump JM



justify JS



just JU



that K



key K0 key of a lock key of machine operation. eg. keyboard key

keep K1



kind of K3



knew K5



almost K7



anybody K9



kick KC



kidney KD



keen KE



kind KI nice to someone type

kill KL



know KN know a fact know a person know of
knee KN2



knot KN3



his L



lie L3



listen L4



likely L7



level L8



large L9



last LA



late LA2 not on time dead occurring further in the future
laugh LA3



language LA4 a spoken language the statements someone makes

lead LD direct instructions to go first one state or action leads to a consequence
load LD2 eg. load a van the load being transported a lot of
let LE



lend LE2



leave LE3 exit (verb) deposit something stop interacting with something
leg LE4



leak LE5



length LE6 generic whether it is length or width or depth horizontal length a strip length of material
learn LE7



lenient LE8



left LF left direction deposited past of to leave as in travel
life LF2



lifeform LF3



lift LF4 lift up elevator

leaf LF5



logic LG absolute logic line of reasoning

little LI



lie LI2 to lie down to not tell the truth

listen LI3



light LI4 like sunlight not heavy light a fire
list LI5



litre LI6



liver LI7



literal LI8 not metaphorically and not approximately


like LK A is like B he likes her

look LK2 look at look for physical appearance seem
lock LK3 lock key in lock lock of hair lock up
locked in LK4 locked in


locked out LK5 locked out


limit LM



lend LN



land LN2 geographical area plane comes to ground land realty
line LN3 a geometric line a queue

lens LN4



lonely LN5



lean LN6 movement no fat

low LO



location LO2



lower LO3



loose LO4



loop LP loop a thread loop instructions

liquid LQ



less LS



lot LT



letter LT2 a letter to someone a letter of an alphabet

luck LU



live LV to live live as in someone's current accommodation live at a location long term
love LV2 heart love very much enjoy

law LW



layer LY



lose LZ lose as opposed to find lose at a game minus loss
my M



mean M2 meaning (by defining or identifying) not nice the yet to be received meaning
main M3



model M4 within a system replica but typically not to scale exhibit clothing
maybe M5



mathematics M6



most M7



may MA



male MA2



mark MA3 a mark like drawing evaluate

machine MA4



manage MA5 handle responsibility control a system

maintain MA6 keep going keep in working order

maximum MA7



marry MA8



matter MA9 to be of importance what things are made of a matter to be discussed
match MC items match as being of the same kind items correspond (even if not the same type of item)

mood MD



modern MD2



media MD3 journalism ways of presenting information