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    What means the reverse standing v ?

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    I regular,also on Russian tv, I see a V but on its head kind of like ^, but a V. I do not know which letter it in Russian means in Western letter.
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    I may be wrong, but I think you're talking about the letter Л.
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    Could be...

    Hi:

    That could be,I just started a few days ago studying Russian,so I cannot figure out if it represents л. Besides that, words or sentences are going fast,because it is on Russian TV that I've seen it.
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    Yes, in some fonts the letter л looks more like /\. Also, sometimes the letter т looks like m and the letter д looks like g.
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    well now...

    I think that it depends whether or not you're writing with cursive or not, right? When using cursive, T is like m, and so on.
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    Yeah, it comes from cursive. You write Л like and upside down V, and T looks like m, etc etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    Yeah, it comes from cursive. You write Л like and upside down V, and T looks like m, etc etc...
    I understand writing the Л like an upsidedown V, and writing a и like a lowercase u. But I don't understand the t to an m thing.
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    Heres a link to a picture with the written script... you should see what we mean:

    http://www.learningrussian.com/img/hand ... phabet.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    Heres a link to a picture with the written script... you should see what we mean:

    http://www.learningrussian.com/img/hand ... phabet.jpg
    Sorry, I wasn't clear as to what I meant. I do understand HOW the letters are written. I just don't understand WHY they're written that way. (It was really a rhetorical comment.)
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    Oh, hehe... can't help you there. Maybe the come from Old Church Slavonic or something like that?

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    1. Cursive is beautiful.
    2. Cursive is the time-conscious thing for the Russian hand-writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    Yes, in some fonts the letter л looks more like /\. Also, sometimes the letter т looks like m and the letter д looks like g.
    Spasibo, I'll remember the others you mention too,thanks.
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    Yeah, the whole "t" to "m" thing, I don't really get, either, and it took me a while to be able to read in cursive mostly because of it. I always put the "hat" on it, though, and it makes it easier to read... Perhaps if you look at a capital "T" in Russian script, it will make it a little clearer as to why the small "t" looks like an "m"... It looks like a fancy "T" in English cursive, but you can see where the "m" shape comes from as a result. Or maybe I just haven't had my coffee yet this morning. I'll go get some, and take another look!

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    If you get good at cursive its faster to just write m than it is to make a T and then pick up your pencil and cross the top of it. Insteadu just squigle an M and u got it made.
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    Pardon my ignorance, but is there a site which tells you have to write in script. I've seen examples of script writting, but I don't really know how to make the strokes so that I can recreate it while I'm writing. Can anyone help?

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    I've had several times, when writing capital "N" in english, I write "H" instead. It also sometimes happens with "d" being written as "g" and "t" being written as "m."

    I sort of write with half-print, half-cursive.
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