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The ABC's of Serbian

I've been concentrating on Serbian for the last few days. One thing I did was make myself a sheet of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet with the cursive form next to each printed letter. I can't write in Cyrillic to save my life, so thought a visual reminder would help. Even though Cyrillic isn't a far stretch from the Latin, it still takes some getting used to.
I imagine native writers don't necessarily make every letter look so neat and fancy. The ultimate goal is to get comfortable enough with writing in Cyrillic to develop my own style and not try to be so "by the book." Or I could just type and let the keyboard worry about it.

Let's be honest, there's really no *need* for me to write in Cyrillic, but it does make the learning experience just a tad more interesting.

In closing, try your hand. I got a 97% in 2 minutes/20 seconds. I don't have the Cyrillic order memorized (it's different from the Latin, which Serbian also uses) so I was like, &q…

Can You Hear Me Now?

I need to figure out how to record myself in the languages I'm learning in order to get feedback, as well as in English. Just an idea for the near future and something I've been meaning to do for a while.