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    Distinguishing between handwritten 'm' and 't'

    I am finding this REALLY hard to do. When ever I see a handwritten 't' I alsways read it as an m. for example это when handwritten I read it as 'emo'. Obviously I then think to myself ah, thats a handwritten t!

    Does anyone else have this problem, and can anyone suggest how to overcome this? What to look for?

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    Your problem's that you confuse the English 'm' with the Russian 'т'. A handwritten 'м' in Russian is quite different from that in English. Try to find someone's handwriting on the web. It will surely help you.
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    I have the same problem with confusing the English 'm' with the Russian 'т'
    I also have some problems with the handwritten 'д' and 'g', 'п' and 'n', 'г' and 'r', and 'р' looks like 'p'.

    нот looks like hot
    горе looks like rope
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    You just need to practice so you can recognize them without thinking. You could either write lines of words on a piece of paper or type using a handwriting form. Use wordpad and write in italic to switch to the handwiting letters.
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    I did originally, particularly with the Russian н as you say. I have managed to get my head around that now, its just the smaller handwritten stuff that looks strange to me.

    I'm sure it will come eventually.

    I have found a section on it in my book which is helping actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada

    Well, this is a "classic" handwritten script which we learn in school. In reality, I haven't seen a person who would write exactly that way.
    For an instance, I write most letters (including т and м) as in printed text (and my ability to write by hand decreases year by year ). So even I (native speaker) often find it uncomfortable to read text in "correct" handwritten scrpit (some designers think it's cool to use fonts which simulate hand writing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    I have the same problem with confusing the English 'm' with the Russian 'т'
    I also have some problems with the handwritten 'д' and 'g', 'п' and 'n', 'г' and 'r', and 'р' looks like 'p'.

    нот looks like hot
    горе looks like rope
    Well, when I was a child, I wondered why they write "тне" in English every now and then (the text was in all caps).

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