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    Russian alphabet in cursive? -stupid question-

    I was looking at the alphabet on this website and you know how it shows the letter typed out and then it has a picture of it written out? Well I was wondering if Russian people normally write in cursive. I tried writing some words out and it worked so much better in cursive but I didn't know if I was doing this right. I feel stupid for asking this, but I needed to know. :P

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    Re: Russian alphabet in cursive? -stupid question-

    There are no stupid questions. Yes, Russian people write in cursive most of the time. If my memory serves me right, children are taught to write in cursive from the very beginning.

    Look here to find out what Russian cursive looks like:
    http://www.russialink.org.uk/keyboard/alphabet.htm
    http://www.educationalfontware.com/RU_style.html

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    i think its stupid how some of the letters look nothing like their printed version.

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's stupid!

    What's up with Д? It looks nothing like that when it's written out.

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    Thank you for those websites, they were really helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel_of_Death-NZ
    i think its stupid how some of the letters look nothing like their printed version.
    Is cursive English any different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Angel_of_Death-NZ
    i think its stupid how some of the letters look nothing like their printed version.
    Is cursive English any different?
    lol really.

    i was most pissed off at T. I mean, it's an M, and you all know it is !!
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    I have bad handwriting in english (i'm left-handed, and write with "the hook"), so my Russian cursive is pretty poor. When I write in cursive I have to cross my T and underline my Ш. But I don't often write in cursive, I prefer to print.

    Also I think its weird how letters change when they in Itallics.
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    Aesthetically speaking... & A reply to the original quer

    Does anyone else just absolutely LOVE cyrillic? I can't get over how incredibly awesome it is. Writing in cyrillic is one of the intense joys of my life lol. Some fonts are just too perfect. *ramble* Am I just a freak? ^_^

    ~dUcK!

    PS - Incidentally in response to the original question: It was funny in my Russian class because our TA (a Russian girl) told us everyone writes in cursive and then proceded to always write in this mixture of cursive and print that was mind-boggling at first since we only barely knew the alphabet to begin with.

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    Re: Aesthetically speaking... & A reply to the original

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_Waters
    Does anyone else just absolutely LOVE cyrillic? I can't get over how incredibly awesome it is. Writing in cyrillic is one of the intense joys of my life lol. Some fonts are just too perfect. *ramble* Am I just a freak? ^_^

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    If my memory serves me right, children are taught to write in cursive from the very beginning.
    Yup. And rigid soviet system teaches them to write, oh, does it ever! Children were strictly taught the same style throughout the union so there is not much variation in handwriting, everyone's is 'legible' and easy to read, as opposed to capitalist scum. Handwriting is also used 99.9% of the time in letters & notes, no one uses block letters. One would be considered illiterate if he were to write in block letters.

    i'm left-handed
    I am also. No problem here except the side of my hand looks black after I write with pencil and holding a pencil/pen feels like this:

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    its funny, we are taught cursive in 3rd-4th grade and now in 11th-12th grade we are taking a standardized test that makes us write in cursive these 3 sentances that states we know the rules of the test and such. Everyone was taking like 10 minutes to write 3 cursive sentances because we never wrote in cursive (except our name) since 3rd grade. We always write in print.

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    That doesn't say much for American education if students have a problem wrting in cursive. Say it isn't so!
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    It's true. During the SAT they make you write it on the back of that pamphlet. They say it doesn't affect your score, but I think that it does.

    "Just try to write it, even if you don't know all the letters" just seems like a trick to me.
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    As I think, terms *cursive* and *handwritten* do not mean the same.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Re: Aesthetically speaking... & A reply to the original

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_Waters
    Does anyone else just absolutely LOVE cyrillic? I can't get over how incredibly awesome it is.
    Yea, I actually started to learn russian as a result of the cyrillic alphabet.

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