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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby randomperson » Thu 08.31.2006 1:40 pm

i changed it to a link and deleted the double post.
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby richvh » Thu 08.31.2006 1:40 pm

One of the admins (randomperson) converted it into a link so it wouldn't disrupt the page.
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Sonia » Thu 08.31.2006 1:41 pm

ok. but it doesn't work when i try to open it...is it my fault?
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby randomperson » Thu 08.31.2006 1:45 pm

it does now, you had the link in there twice
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Sonia » Fri 09.01.2006 5:16 am

thanks :D and sorry for problems :(
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Sonia » Fri 09.01.2006 5:55 am

now i wrote the sentence with my name in katakana. is that ok?
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Infidel » Fri 09.01.2006 11:13 am

hrm, be a little careful with the メ@that extra hook makes it start to look like り
Notice that the little tear drop is slightly convex to the top right? Think of it as a tear comming out of someone else's left eye, or your right eye if you're looking in the mirror.

When you see a stroke, the thin to thick doesn't only indicate direction of the stroke, it indicates pressure. The tear shape begins with a light touch then ends more deeply in the paper with a slight bend.
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby AJBryant » Fri 09.01.2006 11:16 am

One comment. Is your name SO-NEE-A (ャjア) or SON-YA (ャ塔??

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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby richvh » Fri 09.01.2006 11:18 am

AJBryant wrote:
One comment. Is your name SO-NEE-A (ャjア) or SON-YA (ャ塔??

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Or SO-NYA? (ャjャ)
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Sonia » Fri 09.01.2006 1:48 pm

in polish i write it Sonia...when it's read aloud it's more like SO-NEE-A
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Sonia » Fri 09.01.2006 2:08 pm

@ Infidel - thanks for this extensive explanation. i will practise :D
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Infidel » Fri 09.01.2006 2:39 pm

in polish i write it Sonia...when it's read aloud it's more like SO-NEE-A


Remember to transliterate your name based on its pronounciation, not it's spelling.
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Milmi » Fri 09.01.2006 3:58 pm

A good tip to almost every one who posted their writing: use cross-ruled paper and write one character in each square. Then you have to make all the letters the same size. There was someone who wrote his/her kanji three times bigger than kana (I can't remember who it was) and that a) looks really weird b) is incorrect.

Of course I understand that it's hard for a beginner to write kanji like 語 the same size as, for example, hiragana syllable い, but if you don't practice, you'll never learn... Actually kana should be *slightly* smaller than kanji.

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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby LordOfTheFlies » Fri 09.01.2006 5:04 pm

Here's my handwriting... Actually, I spend alot of time to try to make my sentences look good but I still don't feel like they're coming out exactly right. Well, you be the judge :P

http://img108.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00114vy3.jpg

Pardon the big size of the image. And it would probably have looked a bit nicer if I hadn't written it with a pencil. I would have prefered to use a mechanical pencil(Is that what they're called in english?), but I couldn't find one.
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RE: Kanji Handwriting Thread

Postby Infidel » Sat 09.02.2006 1:41 am

A good tip to almost every one who posted their writing: use cross-ruled paper and write one character in each square. Then you have to make all the letters the same size. There was someone who wrote his/her kanji three times bigger than kana (I can't remember who it was) and that a) looks really weird b) is incorrect.


The problem with cross ruled paper in the US is it is way....too.....small.

I just use normal ruled paper, not college ruled and just randomly switch whether I'm writing right-left or top-down. This way I'm alternatly working on balancing character width or character height.

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Here's my handwriting... Actually, I spend alot of time to try to make my sentences look good but I still don't feel like they're coming out exactly right. Well, you be the judge


LoF, My main suggestion for now is to remember to keep the characters the same height and width. I noticed that some of your character are within 2 lines, and others span 3. Remember that if you want to write 1 character between 3 lines, then you should write them all that way. Each character should give the general impression of a square.

Also, While you are first starting out, it is much easier to learn character balance writing larger. So I recomend using the college ruled, but writing everything between 3 lines for now, or dropping college ruled for normal ruled, and writing between 2 lines. Of course, if you find or make ruled paper with 1 inch squares, that would be ideal. If you do want to buy the normal 1/4 inch ruled paper, write within 4 squares not 1. Part of balancing the characters is defining in your mind the vertical and horizontal centerlines and where they meet.

I've found that my characters look best if I'm focusing on the white space and not the lines themselves.
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