Cursive writing is a writing style in which the letters are written in a connective way without lifting the writing tool from the sheet. It is also known as a script or longhand. It is opposed to “block lettering” or “printing” in which the letters are distinct and separated from each other. In italic characters, the letters are joined or connected to each other in such a way that they appear to be flowing to make writing faster. Formal italics are generally united, while informal italics are an integration of joins and writing instruments tend to rise at times. Almost all the letters are linked in Arabic, Latin, and Ciciacci alphabets as sometimes a single complex trait makes a word. However,
The practical advantages of the speed of writing and the rare lifting of writing instruments from paper have contributed to the shortcomings of a quill pen, and therefore have become the origin of cursive letters. Cursive is a past participle of a Latin word “currere”, which translates to “turn” from which the medieval Latin word “cursivus” is extracted which literally means “to run”.
History of cursive inscription
The history of cursive letters goes back to the time when Italian humanists rose up against the denser style of letters (which had a more Gothic appearance). They transformed it into a longer Carolingian script and invented a cursive form of the same, which is called Italic. This graceful and elegant writing emerged as a symbol of style in the 1700s.
Cursive lettering was designed by Platt Rogers Spencer while designing his Spenserian method. This method is taught by textbooks and used primarily by companies and schools. The original Coca Cola logo used this style of lettering. In the last 1800s, a new style called Zanner-Bloser method was developed by Charles Zanner and Elmer Bloser. He ruled for decades. In the 1970s, the D’Nealian method came forward. It is designed to make alternating from printing to italics easier. This is also popular in today’s schools.
In this style of lettering, loops are discouraged so there are no loops or joins from g, j, q or y. Since it is a writing style, it should not be taken as typed italic letters that extend forward.
The letters that extend above and below the middle line of a font have loops that are assigned for joins in italic looped characters.
The binding is a plain lettering in which the letters are connected to one another so that it is not necessary to frequently lift a pen or pencil between the letters.
Benefits of cursive registration
There are many advantages of learning italic characters. Research has shown that it helps improve brain development in areas of thought, memory and language. It also urges the synapses of the brain and the synchronization between the left and right hemispheres that is not performed by printing or typing. An article in Psychology Today shows that cursive writing helps the brain merge visual and tangent information. He also stated that the areas of the brain activated during reading are also activated when writing letters in italics, although it is not possible to do so while typing.