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Cursive Ж

As far as I can tell this letter in cursive is best written starting at the upper left point, so that when you curve down, your in position to do what I call the thunder bolt. However most letters end at the bottom so that may mean the proper way to start the letter is at the lower left point. Of course I could do it however I want, but I just want to do it however its traditionally taught.

November 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/awakefly

Check out this website: http://www.russianforeveryone.com/RufeA/Lessons/Introduction/Alphabet/Alphabet.htm

When you press the play buttons, it shows how the cursive lettres are written. The Ж needs some exercice, but once you got it, it's quiet easy. Good luck :-)

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT

That's a lot of help. Thank you.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc

It is taught as starting from the upper left point. Since many letters end in a hook that goes in that direction, it makes sense.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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You connect the bottom right of the previous letter to the top left of ж with a diagonal stroke, similar to /

awakefly's link has a useful example: ёж

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

The proper way is to start Ж from the upper left point indeed. Most of the letters ends at the bottom and starts at the top, so you can connect any two letters with one simple stroke from the bottom of one letter to the top of the next, thus making your handwriting smooth and contnuous with up and down waving movements of your hand. However, that is what makes handwriting difficult to read by foreigners (and in many cases even by natives).

November 5, 2015
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