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Russian и vs. м in cursive

How do you differentiate these two letters, because they both look like an english cursive u?

November 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Not really

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The letters Л and М have a small hook upwards at the beginning. Anyway, no one forces you to wuse cursive when writing by hand. You should just consider it because some of these shapes are faster than block letters. And if you are comfortable writing fast, you'll be able to write Russian whenever you want to write down something and have a pen and a piece of paper.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RKSMT

It looks to me the difference is when you start the И in lower case, you go to the middle of the letter and with the М as a lower case you start far out from the bottom, don't know what that works out when your writing fast?

Lastly could you type out line for line what you scanned, so I can make out the letters? Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RKSMT

I didn't understand initially what you meant by "a small hook upwards at the beginning", after doing some research I see that now and that would definitely differentiate и and м and would so in fast writing. So thank you for that. Also what are the letters that have that little (what I call) miniature undotted i to start the letter. It looks like ж, л, м, and я would start with the mini i?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windrammer

I would draw lines under the м and a line above the ш and щ.

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