The blog formerly known as Heidelbergerin...now throwing a 3rd country into the crosshairs!
Altdeutsche Schrift, also known as Suetterlin.Should be required of all newcomers and immigrants :)
Unfortunately I can't read all of it. I used to know it better because when I was younger I taught myself to write it, but I haven't used / read / practiced it in forever.But I wonder why Anonymous thinks it should be required of all newcomers and immigrants? I am pretty sure 99% of Germans younger than 40 can't read it either.
No clue what it say, It look foreign to me! ;-b But then... I am only French so anything look foreign! ;-) What is it? And most of all what does it say?
whatever it is, it's pretty!
That was brutal. I think the c's messed me up the most. But even the post somewhat removed from the loop in the 'a' made for head-scratching. I like the knowing that those 'e' characters are the basis for modern umlauts. I guess I like 'f' the best because the deviation from my expectation was the least among all you used. Good thing the word verification captchas don't use that script.
Oh, and I'll take the 'brettchen,' if I won.
That is so cool!!! For me the hardest letter to identify was the "e" and the prettiest was the "w". Is this still in active use in many places?
Cliff, you win :) And conveniently I already have your address! Thanks for giving it a shot!Jen, I can only think of one place where I have seen it currently used.I find the 'e' to be the worst! That is a key letter in trying to decipher something, and it doesn't bear any resemblance to 'e' as I know it! And I love the 'v' and 'w'. I'd love to hear anyone else's answers too. :) Will post more on it later when I get some time! This was a nice exercise yesterday to get my mind off other things.
Hey,I found your blog through Ian's a few days ago and spend almost all tuesday reading through it (a lot of spare time certainly is on the up side of being sick). I quite enjoy your writing (apprently).Anyway, regarding the post: I was finally able to read it. The 'e' and 'c' were putting me off the most; and the fact that the line of the 'a' was somwhat detached (as Cliff said) didn't make it easy as well.
I am having a lot of trouble reading this. However, I have trouble backing down from a challenge so I will contimue to study this until I a. figure it out b. my brain explodes. Hopefully, it will be a!
Welcome, Mo!I think with more practice my 'a's could become easier to read - with a closer stem. As it stands they look just like the combination 'oc'!
OMG you actually tried to write Sütterlin? I once read somebody's English homework from the '30s (a student's dad) and I barely understood it!
Wow, I didn't understand that at all, but like "sara of the hinterland" said, it sure was pretty! (maybe it's a Sara/Sarah thing)
I am impressed. Your Suetterlin is better than mine hahahaha.
Arashi: Says the woman who learns languages for fun...;) I like calligraphy so new handwritings suit me!Sarah: I think it's pretty too. :)Nelly: Did you have to learn it or just do it for fun?
How are you learning it? Is someone teaching you?
Kelsey, I just found it online!
Can you tell me the link?
Kelsey, I was on a site called Omniglot - it has lots of information for various languages around the world!
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