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    Learn cursive.

    Why, i put this off for so long. and now i know i shouldn't have. i finally tought myself the russian alphabet in cursive today. and surprisingly enough, it took maybe an hour to get 80 percent of it down. the three advantages i saw first off were

    1. faster writing of course
    2. my handwriting looks much much much neater ! one of the reasons i put it off is because i have probly the worst handwriting in the world,so i figured no one could read it, probly not even me.
    3. the vocab!, when writing down new words, and memorizing new letters at the same time, i have no idea why but it just makes the words click. i learned i think 12, count them 12 new words today, just by writing them only 2 or 3 times. this is a huge step, that i do not regret taking, and i encourage any serouse learners of russian, to also try to throw away your robotic printing ways, and write like a normal person (russian) would.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    did it really only take you an hour to get 80% of it down. That is Amazing. but it looks so intimidating
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    I used a прописи and tracing paper to get the feel of how the letters flow. It was a lot faster and easier than copying by sight.
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    yes, only an hour. you find that most of the letters look somwaht the same, but it just flows off your hand more or less. i just copied down the printed alphabet, then i drew a line down right next to it, and put the cursive letters, so i wrote each one at least once. then i just started translating words, and went over them again to make sure i could read it it's really not that bad, just make sure when u are writing them down the first time u do a good job, but after that its ok to get a lil sloppy, ur just learning. i had to erase a few letters like 5 or 6 times before i got them how i wanted them to look.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Don't forget the hooks before Л,м and я!
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    Since you mentioned the hooks, a question that I haven't been able to find the answer for: it is easy to draw those hooks when the drawing of previous letter ends in the line. But what happens with letters such as b or o, in which the drawing ends above the baseline?

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    B and O you simply don't connect with Ya, L, M.
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    My main problem with handwriting is that I keep wanting to join the и on to the previous letter. It seems it is really important to lift up ones pen and start the и from the top.

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    i dont know any of the rules just how the letters look, so i'm probly screwing it all up. whatever it looks cool!
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I learned Russian cursive when I first learned the alphabet. It just looks so much cooler, and it is way easier too. I personally hate writing in print. It takes too long and it's sloppy (for me).
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    I hate you im only 50% done with it and it took me 3 hours!
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    Heh. I'm not sure if I remember print correctly. They made us learn cursive, first thing. Before print, even. =P

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    Interesting link

    This is basically the main source I used when I learnt how to write in cursive Cyrillic, some time ago:

    http://www.lang.ourfamily.com/propisi/myhome.html

    As strange as it may be, I got so used to writing in cursive since then that I can no longer write as fast or naturally in printed letters. :P
    "שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד"

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    psi lord, your signature is hebrew, right ?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I always wrote in English in print, but when I started learning Russian, I started writing cursive a lot more. Faster, but not as clean looking. And, sometimes I get confused and when I want to write an english d I write a g instead because I write Russian cursive more than English.
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    Иврит

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    psi lord, your signature is hebrew, right ?
    Hebrew indeed — I took it from a hymn we used to sing at church, but later I found out it was both a verse from Deuteronomy and (it seems) a popular Hebrew saying. In Russian, that verse would read as, 'Слушай, Израиль: Господь, Бог наш, Господь един есть.'
    "שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד"

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    wow i noticed that too, I've started writing ang instead of and by mistake. i'm such a retard, not being able to spell and!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollandski Yozh
    B and O you simply don't connect with Ya, L, M.
    б and o can be connected by drawing a line from the bottom of these letters to the next letter.
    Џорџ Буш је ратни злочинац!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antono
    Quote Originally Posted by Gollandski Yozh
    B and O you simply don't connect with Ya, L, M.
    б and o can be connected by drawing a line from the bottom of these letters to the next letter.
    Sure they can be, but they are not connected in proper writing.

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