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Dotting The Eyes And Crossing The Teas


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#1 AidenMark



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:59

When writing cursive script I have tried to train my hand not to add dots and crosses until the end of the word as this seems to be faster than lifting the pen mid-word


Of course dotting and crossing can take almost as long as writing the word in the first place, especially in European latin alphabets which use acents, umlaut characters and cedillas to add to a plethora of dots and dashes.


German latin cursive has one trick up its sleeve which I haven't seen in modern English cursive - writing a lower case "t" without needing to go back and cross it.



You can see Julie Turrie forming the letter at 6:10 in this video


Does anyone have any tricks to reduce the number of dots and crosses in their cursive writing?

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 14:06

Interesting. I e not seen that form for a lower “t” before. By itself it looks to me like a capital “A” but would probably be clearer in the context of a word.

I don’t have any tricks for reducing dots and crosses. I actually enjoy the act of dotting and crossing. It makes me feel like I’ve completed something, I suppose. If I had to think about it. I guess I find dotting more burdensome than crossing as it can take slightly longer to find the “i” in a word than a “t”.

Now I’m going to play around and see if I can come up with something that looks good and works for me.

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