RIP cursive handwriting..

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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by elemtilas » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:48

DesEsseintes wrote:
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sangi39 wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:26
Even the unreadable forms? A god! We're all gonna die [:P]
Yeah, I only find the second last line illegible. Everything else seems pretty normal to me.
Apart from that line in the middle (which I'm guessing is some kind of shorthand?), I agree: it's fairly legible. Not neat by any stretch, but at least legible.
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by DesEsseintes » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:50

elemtilas wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:48
DesEsseintes wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:36
sangi39 wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:26
Even the unreadable forms? A god! We're all gonna die [:P]
Yeah, I only find the second last line illegible. Everything else seems pretty normal to me.
Apart from that line in the middle (which I'm guessing is some kind of shorthand?), I agree: it's fairly legible. Not neat by any stretch, but at least legible.
We obviously have different ideas of what constitutes neat. I far prefer this to most, perhaps all, the ‘cursive’ styles posted in the thread so far. But then these things are a matter of taste.
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by elemtilas » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 05:06

DesEsseintes wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 04:50
We obviously have different ideas of what constitutes neat. I far prefer this to most, perhaps all, the ‘cursive’ styles posted in the thread so far. But then these things are a matter of taste.

Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dragging a duck and two egrets behind it could scrawl neater than me!

That said, this for me is neat penmanship:
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Yet another unobtainable goal!

Huh. One thing I never noticed before: "united" isn't capitalised in that document...
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by Egerius » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 11:50

elemtilas wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 05:06
Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dragging a duck and two egrets behind it could scrawl neater than me!
Don't say the note I received with your card last year isn't in your usual handwriting...?
elemtilas wrote:
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That said, this for me is neat penmanship:
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Yet another unobtainable goal!
Pfff. I can show off both sides of the spectrum. The US Declaration is (save for the top bits in Fraktur) an easier target to forge to imitate than, let's say, the Book of Kells.
My everyday handwriting can go from "possibly possessed" to "readable".
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by sangi39 » Mon 20 Nov 2017, 17:11

Well I mentioned over in the CBBers Handwriting thread that my handwriting has some intentional choices, like the shape of the descenders on y, g and j. It doesn't look much like the handwriting style I had in my first year of college.
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Huh. One thing I never noticed before: "united" isn't capitalised in that document...
I'd guess it might be because early on it was just an adjective rather than part of a proper name. Interesting either way.
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by elemtilas » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:20

Egerius wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 11:50
elemtilas wrote:
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 05:06
Oh, Sangi's is definitely neater than mine! I freely admit that. As a matter of fact, a drunk chicken dragging a duck and two egrets behind it could scrawl neater than me!
Don't say the note I received with your card last year isn't in your usual handwriting...?
Lawks! I should hope not! If you were able to read it, then I dare say it wasn't my usual penmanship! [;)]

This year I'll send you a note in usual.

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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Tue 21 Nov 2017, 00:35

It isn't the most readable, but I love it, Sangi! It is distinctive and aesthetically pleasing.
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by Kehgrehdid » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 02:14

If I am not paying attention, I can switch back and forth mid-sentence. I tend to switch to print on words that start with strong downstrokes, like H or p, while words that start with curves, like q, c, or s are where I am more likely to switch to cursive. But I can write anything either way, so it's not foolproof or certain that I will. I am more consistent and neat when I use print, so I focus on staying with that when I am writing something important. But I do enjoy the flowing smooth feel of cursive, especially with a rollerball pen.
Does anybody else find that they switch without thinking?
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Re: RIP cursive handwriting..

Post by Dormouse559 » Wed 22 Nov 2017, 07:45

I wrote up a handwriting sample, with the three styles I use. At the top is my everyday printing. Then, there's my neat printing, which I use for formal letters. Finally, there's my cursive, which I only ever write in for fun; I have no practical use for it. Here's the text I used. I only let myself erase things if I noticed I was writing the wrong words (which I didn't always [>_<] ), so some mistakes are left in or corrected on the fly.
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