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Similarly to the rule #7 of writing calligraphy in cursive script (草書), the radical can be simplified in semi-cursive script. The difference is, that the simplification is not as significant as incursive script.
There is a delicate border between the semi-cursive script and standard script (楷書) on one side, and cursive script on the other. Cross-over scripts are known as standard-semi-cursive (楷行書), and cursive-semi-cursive (行草書). Depending on the degree of simplification or formal appearance of strokes, semi-cursive script can resemble either of the scripts that it serves as a bridge for.
In the above diagram you can see the water radical (氵) written in two brush strokes, and not three as in standard script. The same form can be used in cursive script, though the top dot is usually connected with the bottom part of 氵 by the unbroken line (連綿).
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