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number of strokes り

Postby KINGZ » Sun 07.16.2006 10:50 pm

I know the proper way to write り is with one stroke, which way is mostly used??My MSword uses a singel stroke and on the web it uses two strokes.
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby richvh » Sun 07.16.2006 10:52 pm

Hand-written, I believe that two strokes is correct. Some fonts will connect the two strokes.
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby KINGZ » Sun 07.16.2006 11:15 pm

richvh wrote:
Hand-written, I believe that two strokes is correct. Some fonts will connect the two strokes.


My software and flash cards both say it’s a single stroke, and they both say that it can be seen as a two stroke or a single stroke. If I look on the net there are some places that say single stroke and other places that say two strokes. oh well, just have to keep them both in my head.:|
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby Schattenjedi » Sun 07.16.2006 11:23 pm

I'm positive that writing it with 2 strokes is correct. Not sure about the 1 stroke version though.
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby metapod » Sun 07.16.2006 11:44 pm

I see it written as one stroke or two in fonts all the time, and its just a little variation.
But in handwriting, it is nearly always written as two strokes, well, at least with all my penpals they always wrote it as two strokes. I guess this could be similar in the latin alphabet to the typed /a/ and how it is written in hand writing.
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby Reeni » Mon 07.17.2006 12:06 am

i'm not sure if i should post this here or make a new thread... but while studying, i have some trouble when writing the difference between い and り. i have seen the い written really funny like.. an english 'u' with a line on the right corner.. and the り just confuses me.. i find it easier to write with one stroke.. but how are these two recognized in writing?
i'm a beginner! so bear with me please!!

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RE: number of strokes り

Postby metapod » Mon 07.17.2006 12:20 am

The い in handwriting usually looks just like its typed, with the left vertical line a little bit longer than the right one, and the left line usually has a little hook on the bottom. り has the left vertical bar very short compared to the right side. Once you see it in writing enough it will get easier :D It took me a while to get used to writing and reading シ/ツand メ^ン
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RE: number of strokes り

Postby tkbits » Tue 07.18.2006 1:18 am

The two strokes of い should be about equal length. It can be drawn vertical, or it can be canted in the following direction: \ \. If you draw い as \ \, it is supposed to look normal to a native.

The two strokes of り are different lengths, and should be vertical.
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