Egerius wrote: ↑
Thu 09 Nov 2017, 19:03
I was taught cursive in grade 2 (Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift
), but my usual handwriting continues to be terrible to this day.
We were told Lateinische Ausgangsschrift
right from the beginning (1. grade).
several cursive writing styles
Two years later, I received a small book on improving one's handwriting and the look of one's schoolwork: Inside were a few different scripts, and I soon learned to read and write the Kurrentschrift (which was included there).
In 3. or 4. grade, we got a sheet of paper showing Kurrent (actually some advertising material form a pen manufacturing company) and we learned to write and read Kurrentschrift for two weeks.
In 5. grade I was forced to do some additional "pretty-writing", cause our teacher (I did not like him)
thought that my handwirting was bad. I wrote very much back then, so I think my handwriting was more advanced then that of my fellow students. This teacher did not prepare very much for his class, but showed us films instead, and gave us the homework to write summaries. To do the homework, it was essential to take notes in a darkened room without windows, with the only light coming from the film, so your handwriting will not be good. Usually, we got lots of homework, and I did some exhausting sports, and I was bullied a lot, so no wonder when your handwriting is bad.
Later I got interested in other writing systems, and later still, in calligraphy.
So yes, I still use cursive – multiple forms of it.
In 9. or 10 grade, we were offered to learn Deutsche Einheitsstenographie
(a German shorthand), and my mother, who made me interested in stenography, said that my (stenographic) handwriting looked very good.
Later, I wrote two Schreibschriftprogramme
(cursive writing programs) in Turbo Pascal for the MSX Computer System, one for Lateinische Ausgangsschrift
and one for Kurrentschrift
for screen, plotter and printer output devices. It was real cursive wirting, cause the connetion of the letters was form the last point of the previous to the first point of the next letter, including kerning.
... And I'm a lefty.
I was born a lefty, too, but was made use my right hand to write.
In Germany, there is a discussion about the introduction of the so-called Grundschrift
. There is a Change.org petition to still teach cursive writing.
Here further Information about cursive writing and the problems students face with the so-called Vereinfachte Ausgangsschrift
and the Grundschrift
https://www.handschrift-schreibschrift. ... gsschrift/
https://www.handschrift-schreibschrift. ... ifterwerb/
My neurochemistry has fucked my impulse control, now I'm diagnosed OOD = oppositional opinion disorder, one of the most deadly diseases in totalitarian states, but can be cured in the free world.