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#1 Vanno

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 23:09

Hey

I started practicing Sütterlin back in school, but then my Abitur came and I didn't had the time anymore.

Now, I started again and thought I could show you how I'm doing.
So here is my 'first' practice session:

A quote from Goethes "The Sorrows of Young Werther" :
5.8.11

and a short part in english ;)

5.8.11_2

It will take some time to get it more fluent. The letters do not have the same size...I sometomes miss some letters, because I'm really concentrated, writting in enligsh is even more difficult then.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:23

What an interesting script - I'd never heard of it before and (if I recall my high school German correctly, "Ich habe kleine Deutsch.") don't speak or read German. I love that it has ligatures for "mm" and "nn". Great work so far, and important to keep the script alive by learning it.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 23:43

Sütterlin/Suetterlin was taught from 1924 to 1941 (it was forbidden since then, now it's a cultural good)
In my surroundings, nobody can read or write Suetterlin. I think it is very attractive because it is totally different from my normal handwriting.

Day 2:
First part again in German.
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Second one english from my Romeo & Juliet book:

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 06:20

Posted Image I like this script too~
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:27

That is gorgeous! I used to know that writing, and actually used it to write "secret messages", but have since forgotten it. I think I need to re-learn it. Do you have any good sources to use for reference/learning?
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 13:09

That is gorgeous! I used to know that writing, and actually used it to write "secret messages", but have since forgotten it. I think I need to re-learn it. Do you have any good sources to use for reference/learning?


For having an alphabet , I use this one Sütterlin

And seeing some written texts in Sütterlin ( for comparison)

Sütterlin2

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 23:19

Today's lesson: no text but practicing single words...


page 1

page 2

page 3


In the End I lost concentration..but finally it's slowly getting towards writing... no drawing anymore

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 10:48

It's getting better!

8.8 Page 1

8.8 Page 2

I really like page 2, because w and r are some of my favourite letters..

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 21:48

You are already quite good. Why are you learning Sütterlin, do you like it that much? I'd rather learn a nice Kurrent hand (that's just me), mainly because Sütterlin somehow looks childish to me, no matter how many years you are writing it, but also because you could use a nice flex pen to write a beautiful Spitzfederkurrent.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:40

Some years ago, I bought a CD on which something was written in Sütterlin. I wanted to read it, so I had to learn it :D .

Of course I won't use it as my everyday handwriting, but I really like it for short notes.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 22:01

That is gorgeous! I used to know that writing, and actually used it to write "secret messages", but have since forgotten it. I think I need to re-learn it. Do you have any good sources to use for reference/learning?


For having an alphabet , I use this one Sütterlin

And seeing some written texts in Sütterlin ( for comparison)

Sütterlin2


Thank you for the links (and sorry this response took so long!) I'm going to have fun with this :D
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:20

No problem.

Will you upload some samples of what you're writing?

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 14:51

No problem.

Will you upload some samples of what you're writing?


It may take a while (especially since I keep forgetting to look at this when I'm *home* instead of taking a break at work, where a lot of images are filtered...), but sure!
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 19:57

Because I have 2 exams next week, I won't have the time to upload some new images, but I continue practicing

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 21:00

Some years ago, I bought a CD on which something was written in Sütterlin. I wanted to read it, so I had to learn it :D .

Of course I won't use it as my everyday handwriting, but I really like it for short notes.


What CD was it, was it a Silke Bischoff album by any chance, Man On The Wooden Cross? I have been writing in Suetterlin for 10 years, a beautiful script. I have a few different variants that I use. I am working on Kurrent now. The interest for me stems from trying to read old Feldpost letters from the war, and my admiration for the beautiful handwriting from that time. I will have to post some scans later.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 22:49

Some years ago, I bought a CD on which something was written in Sütterlin. I wanted to read it, so I had to learn it :D .

Of course I won't use it as my everyday handwriting, but I really like it for short notes.


What CD was it, was it a Silke Bischoff album by any chance, Man On The Wooden Cross? I have been writing in Suetterlin for 10 years, a beautiful script. I have a few different variants that I use. I am working on Kurrent now. The interest for me stems from trying to read old Feldpost letters from the war, and my admiration for the beautiful handwriting from that time. I will have to post some scans later.

Chris P.


No it was Time-Zeit by Coppelius.
Yes, please post some scans, that would be wonderful.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:01

I spent a couple minutes writing and scanning a few lines. Here is an old recipe, written in Pelikan blue-black ink with an M200.s1.jpg

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:02

Some lines from an old book about writing letters, Pelikan turquoise with a Soennecken dip pen.s2.jpg

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:03

Diamine Registrars ink with a Brause Bandzugfeder, I think this captures the antique look the best.s3.jpg

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:12

Nice work - I also like Sütterlin a lot (and even better the preceding Kurrent which had more slant and some more bells and whistles, an alphabet can also be found on the site mentioned above: http://www.kurrent.d...reibschrift.htm).

A bit of nitpicking: the word "getrennten" is missing the second "t" and should only have one "n" with a line above (which doubles it), or two "n"s and no line above.

Edited by Achim, 12 August 2011 - 09:13.







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