When I use cursive, I write an r like the final t which is not crossed, even in the middle of a word. It's not as high as a t, and it doesn't connect to the next letter. --Ph. D. On Mon, 20 May 2019 16:15:09 -0400, "C. Brickner" wrote: Not so much eccentric as illegible, so I usually print. When I do use cursive my only eccentricity is to use the final that is not crossed. Charlie ----- Original Message ----- From: Kevin Walker To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Mon, 20 May 2019 13:43:12 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Eccentric Handwriting Do any of you have a more-eccentric-than-usual style of handwriting? A rationale behind it? Perhaps used in youth only? Speaking here not so much of full-on conscripts as personal ways of transcribing your L1, used in place of the regularly in place of the standard, e.g., I can't do cursive, but I try to turn every sound into a single stroke of the pen, including digraphs, usually by turning h's into vertical strokes attached to the rightmost point of the letter. I know that in my case some of the first ways I was creative about language was in my own handwriting. I definitely know of people who took pride in weird shorthands but weren't to the best of my knowledge conlangers. I assume therefore that it's the same for at least some of us, but also perhaps not something we think of as conlanging proper. I also suspect it is not so monumental a task that a starting conlanger cannot have a result of which they will remain pretty proud. So do you have any conhandwritings of which you are proud? Ashamed?