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Cursive Lowercase "r"


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Poll: Lowercase cursive "r" (476 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you write your cursive lowercase "r"? (please see picture)

  1. 1. Upright stroke followed by a small "hook". (134 votes [26.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.43%

  2. 2. Slanted upstroke, then a gentle slide downwards, followed by a steep curve downwards. (323 votes [63.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.71%

  3. 3. I always capitalize the "R" (even within lowercase text). (6 votes [1.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.18%

  4. 4. Some other way (feel free to specify below). (40 votes [7.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.89%

  5. 5. I always skip the lowercase letter "r" when I write anything! (4 votes [0.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.79%

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#121 Cryptos

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:21

Interesting little thread. I used to use #1 for every 'r' but lately I have been retraining myself to use the Spencerian or Alternative English versions.

 

Mind you, I am still a rank beginner, and as such don't know my 'r's from my elbow. shrug.gif


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#122 Cepasaccus

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:18

I learned at school this script: https://de.wikipedia...atei:La-ges.jpg

My current r is normally not split at the top, but still normally the right hook is lower than the left hook.



#123 Abner C. Kemp

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:56

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This is what my lowercase R's look like as well. Somewhat similar to #2 in the poll but without the drastic slant and with a bit of a dip at the stem. 


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#124 DaveBj

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 15:34

While I know they should look like the #2, when I get in a hurry, they usually turn out like little mounds......

I was taught #2 in primary school, and I've never had a reason to change, but this ^^^ is often my result as well.


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#125 Dimitri

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 19:54

I do #1 in print, #2 in cursive, but my "r" in cursive is more vertical like the symbol for "pi" then slanted like that.

#126 supxor

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 22:15

Look at those of Bill Lilly; I find them, though made with an oblique pen holder and nib, to be most beautifully perfect.



#127 Ken Fraser

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 22:06

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#128 Ken Fraser

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 22:07

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#129 Ken Fraser

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 22:20

Look at those of Bill Lilly; I find them, though made with an oblique pen holder and nib, to be most beautifully perfect.

 

I know that it's just a matter of opinion, but I much prefer 18th century English Roundhand  -

the epitome of elegance in handwriting.

 

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Edited by Ken Fraser, 03 December 2014 - 22:23.

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