Learning Russian Handwriting
In progress but get it the book here.
I learnt the art of Russian handwriting in three weeks in 2017. This book will show you how to handwrite the Cyrillic letters and quickly get to grips with Russian handwriting. It is organised in digestible chunks so that you can learn quickly. In the book, we also cover the Belarusian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and pre-revolution alphabets.
My book shows you how to handwrite the Cyrillic letters and quickly get to grips with Russian handwriting. It is organised in digestible chunks so that you can learn fast. The Belarusian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and pre-revolution alphabets are also covered.
When I started a new Russian school and it was clear that I would have to learn Russian handwriting in order to keep up with the pace and also improve my studying velocity. I learnt the basics in three weeks.
About a year ago I started working on the book to gather my thoughts on this process. In the summer the work really started when I bought an iPad because I could easily render handwriting without having to resort to photographs and scans.
The book is available from Leanpub and it is in the process of being written. There's a lot of work to do. Work halted abruptly when I fractured my arm but most of the text is complete and much of the work to do is revision of the images which will be completed in 2023.
Practice sheets are available for the chapters in the book (published as we go):
- Chapter 2 - м, а, е/ё, о, к & з
- Chapter 3 - с, н, п, р, у, х, д & и/й
- Chapter 4 - т, ж, ш & щ
- Chapter 5 - б, в, ы, ь & ъ
- Chapter 6 - г, л, ф, ц, ч, э, ю & я
- Chapter 7 - Words and phrases
- Chapter 8 - і, ў, ґ, ї, є, ѳ, ѣ & ѵ
To-Do and in progress for version 1.7
- б, в, ь, ы, ъ will be revisited, as will some of the words
- Sensible pagination and page splits if required
- Consistency of red arrows.
- The entire book will be reviewed once the draft is completed
- The first chapters need to be revised to incorporate some new ideas
- The end is in sight!
Version 1.6 (75%)
- спасибо has been redone but may be revisited.
- А - the guidelines have been removed, мама has been replaced but may well be replaced again.
- A - the red arrows have been tidied up somewhat
- щ has been made more consistent with ш
- The Glagolitic Alphabet has been traced and redone
Version 1.5 (70%)
- Draft of chapter 7
- The heading image of chapter 6 was updated
Version 1.4 (12/4/2020 65%)
- A draft of Chapter 6 has been added
- A few nits corrected
- This version was not published, because now is the time to do fixes
Version 1.3 (23/3/2020 50%)
- The У has been fixed throughout as strictly my capital У was incorrect
- An example for щ was added
- Chapter 3 has been drafted
- Some typos fixed
Version 1.2 (17/3/2020 35%)
- New Proactive templates and pens used in the background
- Chapter 4 on Т, Ж, Ш and Щ has been added
- Some small typos corrected
Version 1.1 (10/1/2020 29%)
- Chapter 5 on б, в, ь, ы, ъ has been added
- A correction on the origin of ы. According to Wikipedia it is actually derived from ъi
- A note in chapter 1 about the lower case nature of ь, ъ and ы has been added.
Version 1.0 (1/12/2019 20%)
- The first edition was published with the introduction, chapter 1 on the Alphabet, chapter 2 on М, А, Е, Ё, О, К, З along with chapter 8 on Belarusian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian and pre-revolution alphabets.