I'm having trouble seeing the difference between the e stroke and the small loop that represents ye (in Simplified). Am I right in believing “year” and “yesterday” begin with e, while “yes” and “yeast” begin with the ye loop?
In yo- words like yacht, yoga, yolk (in the Simplified dictionary) the first stroke looks very elliptical like the ye- loop but according to theory it must be the e stroke. “Before o and oo, y is expressed by the small circle, as y is pronounced e.” Is it just really hard to make the e perfectly round when you're writing e-o?
It seems like it would be hard to make this distinction when writing at speed.
Labels: general, penmanship, simplified