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What language/script is this?

Discussion in 'Campfire Chat - General Discussions' started by John Hartwell, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. John Hartwell

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    sutterlin_sample.jpg
    I'm pretty sure the last line identifies it as a quote from "Immanuel Kant, 1784," who can be quite obscure enough in any language!
     
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  3. Robert Rutledge

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    looks like the first paragraph of Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment.

    It looks to be written in German (with a single latin phase) by someone with terrible penmanship
     
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  4. John Hartwell

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    Or, maybe I should ask, "what language is this?"
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    (It's a trick question)
     
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    German in Sutterlin script?
     
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    Sütterlin

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    Your message says "This is written in English"

    Your "trick question" statement almost tricked me into trying too hard.
     
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  8. John Hartwell

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    Correct and correct. Sütterlinscrift it is. Actually, that's a typeface based on Sütterlin, a variety of Kurrent, a form of handwriting that evolved in medieval Germany.
     
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    It was taught up to the 1930s'-40s' in German schools.
     
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    My wife has learned to read that after a fashion... necessary for consulting older German genealogical archives.
     

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