A ligature is a combination of two or more Letters that flow together in such a way that an ending portion of one letter forms the beginning of the next. These are fun to practice. The one that is the most common in people’s handwriting is the ligature
The two ‘dancing’ variations are more challenging to write variations are more challenging to write:
Like the letters a ligature stands alone in a word, neither touching the letter before or the one after it. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a truism that applies to ligatures. By combining two gases, hydrogen and oxygen, we get a completely different liquid, water. Similarly, each ligature has its own distinct flavor or personality.
You can see some frequently used ligatures below. Practice a few for fun. How does it feel? Can you find all the ligatures in the paragraph below?