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It's looking great. I haven't written in cursive for a while, but this will be a good way to get me into it.
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Well done! I look forward to see scanned attempts of writing actual Fryas words or lines in this skrift with pen and ink.
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I have created a study which shows how I arrived at the F.
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This is my interpretation:
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I have created an initial version of a practice sheet for single letters. This version is A4-sized; I will create a Letter version for Americans later. I will also create practice sheets for writing connected letters and important words like WRALDA and FRYA.

The instruction at the top of the page says “follow the lines and write the letters.” I wanted to write “trace the dots” but I was not sure what that would be in Fryas. Each row contains two dotted versions where the second has fewer dots, to make the transition more gradual. Maybe it is best to create just one dotted version?

I created a variant of Ô where the circumflex is inside like in the Standskrift letter; otherwise I could not make it fit without making it small. I omitted J because the dot would go outside the writing space, and it is just I with a dot anyway. The last two lines include duodecimals; if you are not interested in those, just ignore them.

Eventually I will also create practice sheets for Standskrift.

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Awesome! Thanks for the practise sheet. I myself learned writing that way and I hear the cursive script is also making nowadays a comeback in select American states.
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I have added the Runskrift resources to the Fonts page on the wiki (link). There are printable sheets for both A4 and Letter sizes. I corrected the Y because I was not satisfied with the way I drew it.

I have also updated the Standskrift and Wagumskrift fonts so the underscore is shorter (like a Fryas underscore) and the W in Wagumskrift looks like two consecutive V's. When one looks closely at the manuscript itself, there is a convention of using the underscore to connect compounds, affixes and enclitics. Sometimes the space is narrow, making the line look like a dot.
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ott wrote: 10 Dec 2023, 19:36 This is my interpretation
I am certain you've got the F wrong.

The German Kurrentschrift (or 'laufschrift'!) and Sütterlin style have a small 'f' that seems to be a clear descendant of the Runskrift-F. After the pen has been at the lowest point, it goes half-up again and makes a small anticlockwise circle. In the Runskrift this circle was larger.
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Once more, my interpretation:
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Besides the F (and the name), there are more striking similarities between German Laufschrift and Festas Runskrift, for example the Laufschrift large P and the D.

Also (less spectacular, because more common) the large R, L and X: These give additional indication of how the letters may have been connected.
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Interesting evolution can also be shown with H, M, N, and T.

(More about this will be added.)
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