(These questions apply to Anniversary, the one I’m learning)
Are ‘also’ and ‘was’ written the same? And is that supposed to be an ‘s’ in both?
If there is a difference, it is subtle.
The difference between x and s is described as “slightly modified in slant”. I peered at a few examples and tried to come to a conclusion about whether the curve was more open or further to the left, whether the shift was opposite for left and right cases … though I remain baffled, I do think I am somehow picking up a feel for the difference.
I can see two ways to conceptualise it. Either one is dealing with identical forms (I believe “what” and “of it” is one case); or the difference is slight enough to become blurred in practice, but context is still enough to decode the form – and perhaps it helps to imagine you can see the difference.
On the other hand, another form I confuse with ‘also’ is ‘of all’. In both cases, the proximity of the other element prevents ‘all’ lying on its side. But this one is clearly different, and I can see in time I will forget I ever confused them.
Full disclosure: I wear glasses, and perhaps I need a stronger pair!
I’m still having great fun with it, and making slow but steadier progress.