Learning Greek Cursive

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Learning Greek Cursive

Post by pheriwinkle » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:05 pm

Hi there,

I am starting to learn ancient greek, and I find it slow to print all of my excerises out. In English and Latin, I write everything in long-hand.

Does anyone know of either an easily available book (like on Amazon) or a website which will show in detail how to write all of the greek letters in cursive so I can write in Greek faster? Something especially which shows examples of whole words so one can see how everything connects.

Thanks very much,
Kevin

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Post by chad » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:11 am

hi kevin, i write cursive, and just put online an e.g. for you (i wrote out the alphabet and a few e.g. lines in my aeschylus OCT):

http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide/grkc ... Oct-06.pdf

i now write lunate sigmas, but used to write medials and finals (see my old notes on the right-hand side), but either way is fine, cheers, chad.

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Post by edonnelly » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:29 pm

Thanks for sharing that, Chad. I find it interesting that you print your English (the margin notes) but use cursive for your Greek. Is that your usual practice?
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G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library

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Post by chad » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:39 pm

hi, now i just make notes in grk, it's better practice, cheers, chad.

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Post by annis » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:33 am

I would be very interested to see what Modern Greeks' handwriting looks like.

For myself, I print always, in any alphabet, in the interest of being able to read what I've written in the future.
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Post by IreneY » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:25 pm

mingshey that's a good page although some of these letters look seriously badly writen (that mu for instance!)

Here's the formal writing (not that you'll find anyone writing like this)

Here's a pic of someone's handwriting (it's from before the 80s so it has all the aspiration marks and the accent marks.

In this site you can see how all letters are writen but bear in mind I would cut both my hands to be able to write so clearly although that would be defeat the purpose so to speak.

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Post by IreneY » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:12 am

Since I am visiting Kypros org all the time, I must tell you that the link mingshey posted is very good for seeing how we write today but you have to log in (free) I think (at least it asked me to log in).

It's not cursive per se, it's just one of the ways we write MG :)

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Post by mingshey » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:38 am

Yes, IreneY. It's just that. What modern Greek handwritings look, as our William wanted to see. :D

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