-lge, -nge, -lk, -nk
Special thanks to Thomas Pacheco for funding this lesson.
This lesson covers how to write some words that otherwise wouldn't fit in steno order, including "bank", "milk", and "bulge".
-lge and -nge
-PB share keys with the -J sound (
-PBLG), we need to use a different pattern to write words ending in -lge and -nge, like "bulge" or "cringe". The solution is simple: just use -G for the -J sound:
You'll have to exercise caution here, as these chords conflict with words ending in "ing", like "bing". If a word has a hard G sound, it will get the chord, and the soft G version will be writable by adding the asterisk:
*G as -k
For the same reasons that we can't have
-PB and -J at the same time, we can't have them at the same time as the chord for -k (
-BG). In order to get -nk and -lk, we add the asterisk:
| ||slink||"Sling" and "shrink" occupy the intuitive options for this stroke, so we change the vowel to a tense E sound in order to at least have a way to write it. If you wrote "slink" much more frequently than "shrink" you could swap these definitions.|