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My Sütterlin Practice

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#21 Chris Pittman

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 13:14

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.

Thanks for the pointers Achim, I do appreciate it. There is always room for improvement and I am always practicing and trying to refine my writing. I know some people who learned this script in school as children and they have also been helpful in correcting my mistakes. I really like the German handwriting, I write in Lateinische Ausgangsschrift as my regular cursive. I am trying to learn Kurrent as well but only just recently started practicing with Bandzug nibs that have enough line variation to get the script to look right.

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#22 Chevalier


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 16:15

I love Kurrent, it always looks good, there's almost no way to make it look ugly or uneven. The capitals need some practice, but less than most other cursive scripts. I think the "Normalschrifterlass" caused a lot of harm.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:01

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.

Second one english from my Romeo & Juliet book:

I can't comment about Germany, but my grandmother came to the U.S. from Austria-Hungary in 1904 and she wrote in the Sutterlin script, in fact she never learned to write in English although she could read it.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 21:23

Sorry to see that this thread died 8 years ago. What about some revival? Any Kurrent / Suetterlin writers? I was infected by a local FPN fellow eli.weisz and now I am practising as much as I can.


Kurrent-ly, my handwriting looks like this. Capital C and K definitely needs a lot of additional practise, I would also like to make my handwriting more tidy, smaller, more compact, but that is a goal for following years :-)



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