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German handwriting style?

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Ben Byrd, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Ben Byrd New Member

    British English
    Hi there

    I acquired a letter that was posted in Aachen in 1937 (attached). I cannot identify the handwriting style used. This may not be a German style but, as the letter was posted in Germany, I thought I would ask this forum if anyone can identify the writing style. As silly as it sounds, I would like to learn fountain penmanship and I would very much like to write in this style!

    Best regards

    Ben
     

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  2. Demiurg

    Demiurg Senior Member

    Germany
    German
    I think it's a mixture. The "e" looks modern, the "d" is old style (Kurrentschrift/Sütterlin).

    Here's an overview: Schreibschrift.
     
  3. Hutschi

    Hutschi Senior Member

    Dresden, Universum
    German, Germany
    Hi,
    the most parts are just fast "Schreibschrift".
    It is an earlier form and when I went to school 1960 I learned a similar form.
    It may be that some letters have Sütterlin style, but generally it is just fast writing style.
    There is a name "Doktorschrift" meaning that some of the letters are slightly disturbed by fast writing.
    Here is an additional source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ausgangsschrift
    It looks more like Latin Sütterlin style, maybe with influence of the German Sütterlin.

    If the "m" is written fast, it comes near to the "m" in the German Sütterlinschrift.

    The letter is not written in calligraphic but in fast way.
     
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  4. Ben Byrd New Member

    British English
    Thank-you both so much for your replies!
     

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