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    Handwritten Russian Help 2

    Okay - I scanned what I've written so far with the translation you guy provided me in the other thread. Does this look like handwritten Russian, and can you understand what it says?


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    I can read and understand it just fine.

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    You can, but her M's look like T's. I can't see the difference between her M's and T's. I repeat, the Ms and Ts are look-alikes. Warning.

    Otherwise, GREAT JOB!
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    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    3 minutes before you posted that I finished writing my version and was preparing to scan it. Also, by 'scan it' I mean take a picture with a digital camera.

    Also like vinnie said on the topic of the confusing Ms and Ts...

    С Рождесмвот Хрисмовыи!
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    Yeah you're right. Not all of them, but most of them.

    I didn't notice, but then I'm not Russian, and I am drunk.

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    blackmage, i would love it if you'd take a picture of yours, too, so I can compare.

    And - any advice on how to make my M's look like M's and my T's look like T's? On the alphabet I've got, the printed Russian T's look like english m's, and the printed Russian M's look like cursive english u's. Can someone show me an example of the difference between the M and T?

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    Hold on, little lady.
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    Good job! Check your russian "M"
    Find your inner Bart!

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    <a href=http://netfiles.uiuc.edu/wakeman2/www/handwriting.jpg></a>

    There are examples of M vs. T at the bottom.

    EDIT: Sorry the first version was huge...

    You can still see the 1600x1200 version by clicking on the smaller one.
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    Regarding the original letter... The "м" in the word "мне" is almost OK except for a missing hook in the beginning. But I didn't even notice the "м" and "т" were the same when first reading it. Perhaps that's not that essential for understanding
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirednemo
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    Can someone show me an example of the difference between the M and T?
    What about like this, so you can see the difference.
    De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum.

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    FYI, that sheet of paper, posted above, is for sale if anyone wants it. The back side contains answers to the RUSS 401 final exam :P
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    Haha - want to know why my m's looked like t's? I wrote them as t's, thinking that because the printed version looked like a m, then I should write m. All corrected, and I'll post the correction tomorrow for you guys to look at when I can get back to the scanner in my school library.

    Thanks so much, guys!

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    My handwriting sucks, doesn't it?
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    No - actually, it was very helpful. I stressed trying to write the b like the alphabet showed instead of my natural way the first time through, but your b is exactly the way i write mine in English naturally. In fact, many of the letters I was forcing myself to write exactly like the alphabet showed, when writing them naturally just looks better. Very helpful, you are!

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    That reminds me... Since I started learning Russian it has become impossible for me to write English cursive. Whenever I have to write a check or something my Ps would look like ns and my Rs would look ps but not closed on the bottom. Sheesh.
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    All of a sudden, I'm fascinated with Russian. Ever since I became friends with Lana. It's funny - because I've always hated trying to learn foreign languages. Especially French. But I really want to know how to read, speak and write Russian. I'm having fun with this whole thing for the message I'm going to put in the books!

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    Having a Russian friend to talk to definately helps.
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    LoL - I'm FAR from speaking it...she doesn't even know I know how to somewhat write it yet. That's why I want to write the message in Russian...surprise her!

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    You could just prepare a short greeting when you give it to her or something.

    С Рожеством, Светлана!
    For example.

    It seems even poorly contrived efforts tend to go over very well for recent immigrants and even less-recent ones.
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