You saw how to write basic ligatures in the previous video. Now learn some of the irregular ligatures found in Medieval Greek manuscripts. The Greek minuscule has seen many ligatures in its long history. I've chosen a handful of representative ligatures. Pay special attention to these very common ligatures: στ (sigma-tau) = st εστ (epsilon-sigma-tau) = est ει (epsilon-iota) = ei ου (omicron-upsilon) = ou ην/υν (eta-nu & upsilon-nu) = en/un When two forms of a ligature appear, forms on the left are typical of the earlier cursive script (e.g. eleventh-century documents), and those on the right show a later cursive script (e.g. eighteenth-century manuscripts). Visit the site for more information and examples: http://www.nativlang.com/greek-language/byzantine-minuscule-writing.php I have also written and published a thorough workbook teaching this script. Please consider purchasing the book through Lulu or Amazon if you would appreciate some hands-on practice: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/learn-to-write-the-medieval-greek-minuscule-script/10609432
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