There you have got it: a course that is short the technology that made the Irishman John Robert Gregg A us tycoon in the 1st 1 / 2 of the twentieth Century.

There you have got it: a course that is short the technology that made the Irishman John Robert Gregg A us tycoon in the 1st 1 / 2 of the twentieth Century.

Some letters, like “c” and “q”, are entirely missing from Gregg; there’s absolutely no sound for “c” besides those currently represented by “k” and “s”. Having said that, you will find typical phonemes in English—“sh”, “th”, “ch”—that need a mix of letters into the Roman alphabet, but can each be written having a letter that is single Gregg. “Though,” which, in longhand, requires six complex symbols strung along with seven brief ligatures, is rendered with two quick shots in Gregg: “th-o.” But Gregg goes even further, eliding unstressed vowels and unvoiced consonants to arrive at the nugget that is phonetic of word: “bed” is created as “b-d”; “act” as “a-k”; “done” as “d-n”. […]