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Hi, I’m Juliane Wasserman, and my art studio is Wasserman Design, and we are learning the renaissance Italian italic script from the 15th century called chancery cursive, so let’s continue. Now, what I had said before about the letter K, we only put the hook at the end of the last stroke of the letter. Here we didn’t do it to the first stroke, but we did do it to the second stroke of the letter N. And for the letter M, it’s the same way. Letter M has three legs… and it’s on the third leg that we put that stroke, the hook. The letter H… is like the letter N only it has a taller first stroke. And the letter U is like the letter N upside down. So we’ll write these letters again, N, H, M, U. And then I put this little hat on the H as the final touch after I’ve got the rhythm going on these other letters. I didn’t want to interrupt the movement of my hand. And then there’s another set for these letters, and it’s also a cur venous straight. It’s one stroke, now that’s not a C, I go back into the hairline at the top where I began and I push over to the right, just a little bit. So I’m putting in a hat, but instead of a curve hat like the F, it’s making it a flat hat. And then I’m making a down stroke that is parallel to the other downward strokes in the letters. And that’s the letter A. And then we have a very similar letter to A… it’s one stroke to… so we’ll white off the mark. Do it again. One… two… three… one… two… three… four, now the G has four. And then, One… two… three… and there’s the hook. The last stroke of the letter has a hook. With the G we have… we ended it… with the G we ended it… so there’s the hook. But that looks a little unfinished, so I add a, I add like a foot. Just like the letter J and also the letter P, we could do that. It depends on what you like, you can make the form either way. And I’ll run through all the letters of group two so you can see how they made again. The P… so that’s our second group of letters. And we’re ready to move on to our third group of letters, which will finish the alphabet of chancery cursive in the whole miniscule set.