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Old 03 February 2019, 02:04 PM
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I don't know why I lift the pen briefly when version A would be more efficient.

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Old 03 February 2019, 02:46 PM
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I can't see most of them; all I can see is C.

What's interesting is that, presuming we're talking about a capital printed N, C is what I do -- but C is also a single line starting at the bottom left, isn't it? or do they mean that C involves picking up the pen/pencil when you hit the bottom right, and then putting it right back down in basically the same spot? I don't see why you'd do that, at least unless you were using a quill and needed to dip more ink.

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Old 04 February 2019, 11:56 AM
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but C is also a single line starting at the bottom left, isn't it? .

No it starts at the upper left.
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Old 04 February 2019, 12:57 PM
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Closest for me is F, but after making the first down stroke, I go back up on the same line to get the top to make the rest of the letter. I don't take my pen off the paper.
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Old 04 February 2019, 01:33 PM
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I think I do F, but frankly, analyzing my handwriting makes me write differently.

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Old 04 February 2019, 03:22 PM
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TGG, whatever that is in your post, I can't see it either; only a faint square thing where I expect it's supposed to be. Clicking on it doesn't seem to accomplish anything.
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Old 04 February 2019, 07:20 PM
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Thorny,

A is one line, starting at the bottom left.
B is 3 lines, left side top to bottom, diagonal top left to bottom right, right side top to bottom.
C is 2 lines, starting at the bottom left and including the diagonal, then right side bottom to top.
D is 2 lines, starting at the bottom left and including the diagonal, then right side top to bottom.
E is 3 lines, left side top to bottom, right side top to bottom, diagonal from top left to bottom right.
F is 2 lines, starting at the left top, then diagonal & right side, starting at the top left of the diagonal.
G is one line, starting at the top right.
H is 2 lines, bottom right of the diagonal to top left, then down the left side, then right side top to bottom.

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Old 04 February 2019, 09:58 PM
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I have an upper case N in my name, so I write it all the time. Mine is a combination of F and A.

I draw the downward stroke on the left, then retrace that line back to the top and carry on with the rest of the letter without lifting my pen.

Can't wait for the "How do you draw a W" debate.
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Old 04 February 2019, 10:08 PM
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Is writing a capital H a thing that differs? I do left upright, then right upright both from top to bottom. Then crossbar from right to left.
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Old 04 February 2019, 10:17 PM
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Thanks Seaboe, if I'm following that right, I'm doing A.

(is the next thing up how one does an A, I wonder? -- whoops, typed that before seeing the next two posts. Maybe we'll wind up doing the whole alphabet. And then correlations -- do the people who do version a) N mostly do a version c) H? and so on. This could easily take all year.)
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Old 05 February 2019, 11:54 AM
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Here's something that will blow up the Internet: what spelling do you use when talking about pre-Revolution Russian rulers? Czar; Tsar or Tzar?
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Old 05 February 2019, 12:51 PM
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"Zar" of course. As long as you are German, that is.
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Old 05 February 2019, 01:20 PM
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Caesar of course.

Now, as to whether that is pronounced See-zer or Kai-sar is another story...
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Old 05 February 2019, 01:30 PM
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Here's something that will blow up the Internet: what spelling do you use when talking about pre-Revolution Russian rulers? Czar; Tsar or Tzar?
What I want to know, is which spelling is the crossword puzzle after.
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:16 PM
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Is writing a capital H a thing that differs? I do left upright, then right upright both from top to bottom. Then crossbar from right to left.
I wonder if this is affected by handedness, because I do the same except my crossbar runs from left to right. I'm left handed.

As for Dawn's question, I stand with Thorny--what is the crossword puzzle looking for?

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Old 05 February 2019, 02:19 PM
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Crossword puzzles always use "tsar". My personal preference is "czar".
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:24 PM
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What about a lower case a? Do you write a circular a or one with a hook top?

I do a hooked a. I started writing it like that in middle school because I thought it looked fancy and have done it that way since.
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:28 PM
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I wonder if this is affected by handedness, because I do the same except my crossbar runs from left to right. I'm left handed.
Unlikely because I am also left handed*. And both my parents are left-handed so it is unlikely that they influenced me into writing in a right-handed style. It may be due to the handedness of our teachers.

* And I have studied my Aggripa.

ETA: A interesting question would be if anyone writes a capital A different from how they write a capital H?

FETA: I use petite caps instead of lower case. Does anyone else do that?

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Old 05 February 2019, 02:29 PM
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TGG, circular but I have to remember to close the circle; same with lowercase d. I have a bad habit of not closing the circle.

[dear Mrs. L: I still suck at penmanship]
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Old 05 February 2019, 02:42 PM
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I do a hooked a. I started writing it like that in middle school because I thought it looked fancy and have done it that way since.
That's why I make my lower case Ts in the method illustrated by UEL's chart.
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A interesting question would be if anyone writes a capital A different from how they write a capital H?
Yes. I draw a capital A much like a star, because (insert quote from TGG again). Start at the lower left, make the inverted V, then make a diagonal to the midpoint of the left side and end with a crossbar going right.


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