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pummkin
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Feb 9, 2019
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If only one, then it has to be the TWSBI 580AL! Aesthetically pleasing and therapeutical to watch the coloured ink slosh about inside the barrel and writes so well.
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Feb 9, 2019
Theroc
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Feb 9, 2019
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I love my 580ALR, a great demonstrator. Get's too much competition from my posse of 698s though. BTW, beautiful penmanship.
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Feb 9, 2019
pummkin
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Feb 14, 2019
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Thank you for the compliment, @Theroc ! I practice every day to not lose this ability to read and write 8000+ characters that I've learnt over two years studying Mandarin in Taiwan! The need for using fountain pen was so great because my exercises were devouring one gel pen per week!
Feb 14, 2019
MrSharkbait
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Mar 12, 2019
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That’s a good story @pummkin ! I am humbled to see such uniformity and legibility in your writing from a non-native , especially after only 2 years of study. Bravo! How much time do you spend on writing a day? I, too, am trying not to lose the command of the language, and I use a brush pen to exercise the strokes. I need to get my hands on one of those dictionaries for proverbs. Which one do you use?
Mar 12, 2019
pummkin
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Mar 12, 2019
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It was very hard as I hadn't written so much since leaving school and a great lump formed in my middle finger as a result of 6 to 8 hrs of practice daily. If I didn't put in those hours, I would not be able to read the characters the next day and would be lost when the lesson progresses. Every chapter take about 4 days and there is one presentation and thesis at the end of every lesson. And I had to memorise what I wrote in order to present each one! The best dictionary to use is Pleco app with Outlier add-on. Pleco shows the radicals and components that make up each character and the words that have them allowing you to see the origins. This is how I fell in love with the language and characters! In Taiwan where traditional Chinese is taught, I literally saw my own culture that I never took notice of before, spring alive in the characters! Pleco has the ability to manually save words that you can categorise as you like and the proverbs (成語) are documented as a whole 4-character entry! I learnt to write within a square, a grid of 9 boxes instead of the usual 4. Hence my words are 四四方方! 🤣 Nowadays, I try to write one page or doodle one or two pages per day just to play with my fountain pens and relearn how to write Roman cursive! I have completely lost my handwriting thanks to the advent of keyboards!!!
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Mar 12, 2019
MrSharkbait
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Mar 12, 2019
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Wow, that is dedication! Come to think of it, that is exactly how all us kids had to do daily when we first learned. I also remember how my mom used to sit behind me for hours, guiding my hand to make sure I placed the strokes in the right place. As a result I got top scores in class. This is the main reason why I want to keep practising. I played with Pleco before, will check it out again. If you haven't seen these, check out Yunzhang. You can enter a Chinese character, and it presents to you many different styles from famous masters. Also LiveCalligraphy shows you the proper stroke placements interactively. After you finish a word, it rates you, and it is not kind!
Mar 12, 2019
Theroc
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Mar 13, 2019
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@MrSharkbait @pummkin I rarely enjoy eavesdropping, this time is an exception :)
Mar 13, 2019
MrSharkbait
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Mar 13, 2019
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You are always welcome! Were it not for you we would not be having this conversation
Mar 13, 2019
pummkin
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Mar 14, 2019
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LOL! As they say, you either stalk people, issues or things! In this case, you've given me a chance to stalk others on their pen usage! 😂 Attending school to learn Chinese was a decision to save myself from being called a banana. The result of me loving the language was incidental and totally a surprise. I have written pieces about my discovery in my blog that's hardly getting an update nowadays because I travel so much. It's about the cowry in the way Chinese look at money. And what media means to the Chinese. Let me find the links......... @MrSharkbait I will dabble with Chinese calligraphy once I settle in my new place. Do post up some of your work! It would be great to see the work of a hand guided by your mother when you were growing up!
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