Here you could learn Suetterlin / German handwriting

on Saturday, 18 June 2011. Posted in General

Suetterlin script: a script, created by the Berlin graphic artist Ludwig Sütterlin (1865-1917), which was taught from 1915 to 1941 in German schools. It is also called the "the German handwriting". The writing is a standard form of the earlier and very different chancery writing which was mainly used by government officials.

People of an older generation often cannot write any other way and yet both the postman and the grandchildren have trouble reading their envelopes and letters written in this script. When old family documents are taken out or church books are to be read, the knowledge of this writing is absolutely necessary.

During the reading lessons we begin with the last level of the "Suetterlin script", which is also known as "the German handwriting" - and then turn to the old chancery-writings, in German called "Kurrentschrift" or "Kanzleischrift".


Suetterlin writing is rarely written precisely since it occurs almost only in handwriting. Even an experienced reader must first get used to the specific handwriting, until the text becomes understandable.


Special German characters: ä, ö, ü have two dots above. In the Middle Ages it was a tiny "e" above, this is similar to two tiny strokes (compare the Sütterlin "e") . Nowadays there are two dots.

If you have no ä, ö, ü on your keyboard, you may replace with ae, oe, ue and it is still understandable, e.g. Doerling is same as Dörling.
The "ß" that looks like "B" means "ss" and can understandably be replaced with "ss".

Alphabet_suetterlin

 


Here are the lowercase letters of a-z first, then in the last series are special forms.

deutsch1a
a b c d e  f  g h  i  j k l m n
deutsch1b
o p q r s t u v w x y z  
deutsch1c
ae oe ue ending s ch ck sz tz   mm  nn



Important!
These characters are written very clearly, normally they are written narrower.
Designation: the normal "s" is called long s, the ending s is called round s.

For further information's please visit

http://www.suetterlinschrift.de/Englisch/Sutterlin.htm