Sentences that utilize the entire alphabet? (panagrams?)

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by Capa, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Capa New Member

    English-UK
    In English we have things like "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" and "pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs." And I was wondering if something similar existed in Russian or Cyrillic so I could work on my (lacking) cursive legibility.

    To your knowledge does something similar (maybe not the same) exist?

    Much thanks!
     
  2. morbo Senior Member

    Русский
    I like this one:
    "Эй, жлоб! Где туз? Прячь юных съёмщиц в шкаф." - all 33 letters and nothing is repeated twice.

    The Windows has always had a little bit more semantically coherent phrase, used there to showcase cyrillic fonts:
    "Съешь ещё этих мягких французских булок, да выпей [же] чаю" ([же] isn't included there, but without it the phrase lacks the ж letter).

    There are others:
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Панграмма

    http://www.artlebedev.ru/kovodstvo/sections/33/

    I guess that if you want to improve cursive legibility, you'll be interested not only in the ones that use as much unique letters as possible, but aslo in those that combine letters in many different ways.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  3. morbo Senior Member

    Русский
    That's precisely what happens when one first wants to write "as much of the alphabet as possible" and then "as many unique letters as possible". Phew.
     

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