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Do You Join Then Together?
Posted 07 December 2012 - 13:03
During my search for my own style I have been thinking, do others, who have beautiful cursive writing, join their capital letters to lowercase letters?
Some capital letters lend thenselves to being joined. Such as A B D and E. But what about letters like W and V.
And one other thing I was wondering about, do people join letters together that are separated with an apostrophy?
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 13:58
Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:09
I join some capitals to their following letters, typically where it is easy to do so. "F" I do, "T" I don't, for example. "J" is one that is real easy to join. I have vague recollections that when I learned cursive in primary school 25+ years back that is what we were taught, and to be honest I think joining all captials would just lead to a bit of a mess for those where it doesn't really make sense, but I'm hardly well educated in different scripts, so it's possible that there is a way to do it neatly. I'm guessing not though.
I always join lowercase letters, regardless of apostrophe. It sits above the join lines so doesn't get in the way and I don't see any reason to break the line. That would just look odd to me I think, though I only write in English so it's entirely possible that another language would have reason to do things differently.
Edited by wyldphyre, 07 December 2012 - 14:10.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 17:25
I definitely don't join anything with an apostrophy.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:58
As for apostrophes, I generally finish a word before adding embellishments- dotting i's crossing t's, and putting in apostrophes. So yes I do join them, but I tend to make the loop between the two letters slightly longer, to give space for the apostrophe to go in.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:37
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:43
That said, I really hate my short ascenders and descenders hahaa..!
Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:48
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:05
If I write slower, my capitals tend to be fancier and I hardly ever join. For instance, the "R" may end well below the base line and may even run underneath several of the next letters.
Perhaps I should provide a writing sample. In this case, a picture will easily be worth a thousand words
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