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    Writing in Russian

    Does anyone know where I can get practice writing cursive in Russian? I have the program ReadWrite Russian and it helps, but I'm looking for something more like worksheets I can print out and trace over - like something a Russian child might use to learn cursive writing. I like to copy texts and vocabulary words as practice, but I'm tired of klunky printing (and that dang "D" thing I can't write to save my life!). Can anyone help out?
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    Re: Writing in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Celephais
    ... but I'm tired of klunky printing (and that dang "D" thing I can't write to save my life!). ...
    You print "Д" like a triangle /\ when writing by hand.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

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    Re: Writing in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    You print "Д" like a triangle /\ when writing by hand.
    Oooooh. That's a heck of a lot easier than the deformed letter "A" I kept producing! Just like a triangle, huh. Cool! Thanks!
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    Actually, it is a triangle when you PRINT it by hand, but if you write it CURSIVELY, it looks more like a "D" when in uppercase, and a "g" in lowercase.

    Here is a link with cursive examples
    http://masterrussian.com/blalphabet.shtml

    I did a Google search but I could not find how to PRINT the letters by hand. I guess people do not write in print anymore.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    I'm not really concerned with printing - I'm more interested in writing in cursive. I'd like to be able to write faster and more fluidly than with said klunky printing. I'll rely on my wordprocessor to do my printing for me
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    Thanks Milanya and Kwatts! I'll be writing in no time!
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    Writting in Russian

    Celephais:
    Try this book...

    Teach Yourself Beginner's Russian Script (Teach Yourself Series)
    by Daphne West

    Pub. Date: July 2003
    ISBN: 0071419861
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
    List Price: $10.95

    ABOUT THE BOOK From the Publisher
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    It is ok to write Russian by printing it though, correct? I ask because I can't write cursive English, so I think my odds of being able to do so for Russian are very slim. :P
    Narxysus is pronounced:
    "naar-see-sus"
    "Норсисос" (I think!)

    Russian is not my first language

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narxysus
    I ask because I can't write cursive English
    I can't write in cursive English, either, except to sign my name - but I write in cursive Russian ok. If it's something you want to do and you keep at it, you'll learn it eventually. I found the blue-and-red notepads that first-graders use - the ones with inch-high rows - very helpful.
    P.S. - Исправление ошибок в моих текстах на русском всегда приветствуется

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moryachka
    I found the blue-and-red notepads that first-graders use - the ones with inch-high rows - very helpful.
    I actually got a couple of those the other day to practice with! I found a font on the net that I printed and have been tracing over, but will definitely be looking into that book for sure!
    Thanks everyone!
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    I believe that when you print, a triangle is not the propper form.
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    This is really off the wall, but do y'all realize that cursive is just writing fast? Start with the capital letter then try to print a word very fast, like you had something better to do than just being somebody else's scribe. Think about the A and how it reduces to a. Perfectly normal if you are a scribe. You start with the northwest-to-southeast downstroke, back upwards to make the crosspiece, then instead of going up to the top, you just go down to the southwestern left and sweep across to start the next letter. You get a perfect "a". Then think about how you want to write Д very fast - a circle from upper right and then a tail dropping from the southeastern left (in Old Russian the right-hand downstroke below the line was lower than the left-hand one so you get a "g" not our English printed one but a circle with a j-stroke off the right side, then a sweep up to the right to the next letter.

    Print Д like a triangle and everybody'll think you're Greek. Russian has a little downstroke on the leading vertical. Smth like this: / \ ¬.

    Search this site for Didaktika font and you will get a lead on the standard handwriting pattern taught in schools. There's a free font out there.

    I write cursive and many of my letters don't connect to the next. I dot my "i" as I move on to the next letter, not after I have completed the word. There are many different ways to write, and cursive can save you a lot of time and energy.

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    I haven't tried to write cursive because though my printing may not be pretty, it is pretty much as fast as a cursive writer, and ten times more legible (in my opinion :P) . I find it very difficult to read cursive writing, because there's so much room for personal style to come in and change things about. Printing, however, usually stays much the same between people.
    Narxysus is pronounced:
    "naar-see-sus"
    "Норсисос" (I think!)

    Russian is not my first language

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    In Russian grammar schools a lot of time and importance is given to learning cursive (the subject was called Calligraphy). (I hope it is still the case.) So, you can not help but master it to be quite fast and legible. I could tell everybody's handwriting in my class. I hard to imagine that printing, when you don't connect letters, could be as fast as cursive.
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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    а, спасибо Лампада за фото. Это - вы перед доской пару лет назад, да?

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    На что должен я смотрю в фото? Чайка, ты говоришь, что девочка - Лампада?
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    На что должен я смотрю в фото? Чайка, ты говоришь, что девочка - Лампада?
    смотрЕТЬ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    На что должен я смотрю в фото? Чайка, ты говоришь, что девочка - Лампада?
    НА фото

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