Handwriting (was: Re: Moi, le Kou)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 13, 2001, 1:40|
From: jesse stephen bangs <jaspax@...>
To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU <CONLANG@...>
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: Moi, le Kou (was: verbs = nouns?)
>Yoon Ha Lee sikayal:
>Yep, yep, and yep. My Greek handwriting is much more meticulous than my
>English handwriting (now that I'm learning Classical Greek--hooray!), and
>I was told that my Hebrew handwriting is the same. I never learned Hebrew
>cursive, but the print letters I drew were always pretty neat. And I
>agree that it's because when drawing in an unfamiliar alphabet people are
>more conscious of the letter-forms and so are more careful about forming
>them exactly right.
Heh. I have tried and *tried* to draw "aleph" (for aleph-nought) and the
wretched thing never looks right. When I look at Hebrew I always feel as
though I'm missing a calligraphy pen or something to get the thin/thick
Wimp that I am, I'm taking Intensive Latin next semester--no new alphabet
involved. If it were anything but my last semester at Cornell I would
consider trying something with an unfamiliar alphabet....
>WRT cursive...my normal handwriting is a scriptologist's nightmare of
>mixed cursive and print forms and my own unique interpretive
>letters. Most people can read it without too much trouble, but it's
>hardly standard by any means. I remember having to learn cursive writing
>separately, and some of the letters are *really* weird--especially the
>capital "Q" and lower-case "r" and "s".
Having read half a dozen semi-crackpot books on graphology, complete with
writing samples--it's *amazing* how much you can mutilate Roman letters and
still have them be figure-outable!