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cursive


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


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[Lat. currere ‘to run’] A style of writing with a running hand, so that individual letters are connected, have their angles rounded, and become slanted ( figure 33 ). Cursive writing styles are attested from antiquity, for example on ostraca and graffiti wall inscriptions. In palaeography the cursive style is distinguished from the more formal uncial writing. In print cursive scripts are characterized by slightly slanted forms. Figure 33 Specimen of cursive script by Rudolf Koch, 1916 ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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