[spelling] Contraction for "whatever" in Senior Quikscript

Nathan Galt

Looking at page 17 of the manual, I'm not sure what to make of the dash (?) between the ·why and the ·et. _Is_ it a dash? Was "what-ever" the preferred spelling in Read's day (like how "type-writer" became "typewriter" over the years)?

Moira O'Brien

My personal crib sheet for QS contractions shows it without the '-' - just "w i ou t" and I don't think Kingsley Read every used it with a hyphen on our correspondence.