https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattPryor3

Examples of cursive writing?

Hi there

Can anyone link to some good examples of everyday cursive writing in Hebrew?

I'm trying to practice reading and writing and am finding it difficult to find much online other than the letter charts which I've been using to teach myself.

PS below is a sample of my own writing, putting it there for comment or criticism, particularly unsure about how lamed should look!

Thanks!

August 29, 2019

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Einat162

Your hand writing looks great !

August 31, 2019

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

I remember learning this back in the olden Hebrew school days of my youth. We used letter charts too. I think cursive lamed looks almost exactly like a greek lowercase delta δ. At least that was my explanation to myself as why I kept reading d as l when learning greek. Does anyone else think it is weird that it is called cursive when the letters are not even connected? It is still cursive if you have to take your hand off the paper all the time to write? Looks pretty!

I found these practice sheets online https://www.akhlah.com/hebrew/worksheets/ Maybe you can print them for practice.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well, the idea behind כְּתָב עִבְרִי רָהוּט cursive Hebrew script, as both רהט and Latin currere means to run, is that you can write it more hurriedly and flowingly than with printed letters. While usually this means connected letters, Hebrew is akin to Roman cursive in only smoothing and rounding the letter shapes. I always write כְּתָב עִבְרִי רָהוּט, so I was once flabbergasted, when someone asked me to write the square letters, because he could not read cursive, but I was not able to, because I am absolutely not used to it :-(

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattPryor3

Thank you!

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Really nicely written! Only avoid writing to long Jodhs, I first read אָ֫נוּ instead of אֲנִי, until I saw רוֹצֶה.

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattPryor3

August 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattPryor3

Thanks! That was a mistake actually, I think I wrote a vav instead of a yod!

Just seeing if anyone was paying attention.... :-)

August 30, 2019

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

I have to ask: what kind of magic do you use to paste (what looks like) an image into the Duolingo comment?

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

I suppose you have to upload your picture to an image hosting service and use the URL they provide.

August 31, 2019
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