For the past two days, I have been learning how to write cursive Russian. It was a little difficult, but I was successful in mastering some of letters and others are some sloppy. Now I can practice writing little sentences in my notebook, and practice on learning the Russian cases by writing examples. I was only able to type Russian in word pad, but it was a waste of time because I wasn’t to the Russian keyboard layout. I’m now able to quickly write practice exercises with less trouble.
I wonder how many Russian language learners learn to hand-write Russian? If you do, which letter do you like writing the most? I like how capital д is beautifully written.
I guess hand-written Russian д looks the same as hand-written English g, isn’t it?
By the way I like how hand-written Russian word шишка looks
I’d like to learn to write cursive but I have little incentive to do so because most of my Russian work/practice is on the computer.
That being said, I know how to type in Russian quite reasonably. (A lowly 34 words per minute, but I’m literate)
A lot of the Russian speakers that learned in the States that I know, learned how to write at a young age because it was required for them growing up.
I meant when д is written in its capital form, but yes lower case д does look like cursive g for some reason. =D
How do you not get frustrated when you type the wrong letter? For me it is a bit of a pain. Do you have a sheet of paper that shows the letters on the keyboard or little sticky notes on the keys themselves?
I bought a keyboard skin from Amazon.
I bought it when I started to learn Russian, so I guess I made typing one of my first priorities. I started with the program Memrise, and the typing made it like a game and it was much easier than manually clicking each letter.
Also, I go to 10fastfingers .com or whatever one it is, and they have a typing test for Russian. Try it out!
I need to learn to at least read cursive so I can read Russian italics online.
By the way, I didn’t bother buying a special keyboard. After added the keyboard to Windows, I printed up a cheat sheet:
I write in Russian hand-writing every day. I have a small notebook, and I write down new words from my Skype-sessions in it in cursive. It looks beautiful I think, and it makes the words easier to remember (for me). I hardly ever write in Norwegian by hand, and so when I need to make a note or a grocery list or something, I usually write “d” as “g” And there are several letters that I like very much, like ц, ш, г, з, я … “вечная мерзлота” for instance looks very nice, I think.
Interesting question, Ozzy!
Haha! =))) You reminded me of the necessity to recall how to handwrite in Russian! =)))) By the way, probably got to share some of the hand-written letters, italics inclusive, 可是我书法得不太好！对， my handwriting is not very nice!
Typing has ruined me too.
Aga! =))) But further to what I’m telling you about now, luckily I didn’t come across any italics at that age of mine, it happened much later, and as you can guess, I really had to teach myself, though for a very short period of time, but still teach, how to read those italics!
By the way, maybe it’d be better if we make a video to this effect, eh? Or I’ll make it for you? =))) What’s your opinion?
Yes. Hard to believe that with all the videos on YouTube there isn’t a video (easily found) about reading Russian Italics.
ธ้ำ พำฟหนื The reason is rather obvious, every native had hard time mastering their reading but nobody remembers this period! Oh, dear me, forgotten to switch from Phasa Thai !
I print and type, but haven’t bothered to learn cursive. Maybe some day.
Лишишься – русский почерк иногда заставляет меня плакать.
By the way, I tried to read that word (which makes to cry). Just the hint helped to.
Than I asked my wife to read the same word without seeing the hint. She could not recognize it.
Of course, it does not mean all Russian words look so funny. But I personally don’t like to write this way and I don’t find it much quicker in my own personal case.
When I first started typing I had a print out of the keyboard next to me. Nowadays I touch type Cyrillic (quite slowly at times, I must confess).
I love writing Russian texts by hand. The prescriptive way it used to be taught with a slope to the right so much reminds me of learning German handwriting - we had to use the right hand and slope to the right and stay between the lines where appropriate. At the time it was purgatory, now I am grateful as my Cyrillic texts are legible to Russians. (No doubt, my script is much too stilted for this millenium, but who cares?)