Speaking from my experience in dealing with Chinese, I guess it depends on the degree of distortion. But most of the time, you can guess what character is written either through context or the general shape of it. For me at least, distorted kana is giving me a bigger problem.Feba wrote:On a slightly different subject, how big of a deal is handwriting skill in general? Are distorted kana/kanji easier or harder to read than English letters, generally speaking?
Being left-handed as well, it's a matter of adaptation IMO. I practised calligraphy in school for several years and sometimes I had to hold the brush at an awkward angle. Plus I don't really like to write long horizontal strokes. But then, left-handers can write from right to left without blotching or waiting for the ink to dry.Ken Pro wrote: This is an issue for me sometimes due to being left-handed. I swear whoever invented kanji thought everyone should hold that brush with the right hand. I still can't write せ or any character with a soft right hook properly.
Regarding what Tony said, the same thing happened in the Chinese community as well. Left-handers were forced to use their right hands to write since young.