мой vs моя and cursive question
They are both my and mine, so when is one used over the other? I just got a question wrong for saying мои мама.
I'm not sure if я needs a little hook before it like м and л do? I ask because I've seen it written like that, but since it such a distinctive letter I don't think it needs that differentiator. In any case, I was writing in cursive моя and thinking I needed the little hook, I finished my o up high and when I was forced to go down low to start the little hook, my o ended up looking like an a, if I extend out and curve down low it might look like a г. How do you execute this letter combination without o looking like an a, when it comes before any letter than needs that little hook?
Lastly which are the letters that require the little hook?
This is how I write моя so that о wouldn't look like а :)
And this is how I write а in cursive:
(Sorry my phone isn't that good to take nice photos, I hope you can see the difference like this too).
And about моя, it's used when the word it refers to is feminine. :) мой is used for masculine, моё-for neuter, and мои-for plural. :)
You write о so that you could start the hook from below. :) Although, when I was younger I used to go over о to start a hook, but then I realised it was easier to finish о from down then to start the hook. :) Well, this is how Russians thought us to write in cursive, I'm a native Georgian but had some Russian teachers who thought me to write this way. :)