I can't recall the name of the standard writing stroke in the English script. Apologies in advance if this is off topic.
This stroke is the single vertical stroke fundamental to many letters. A single stroke is the basis for the letter i, a lengthened one above is the basis for l, lengthened below is the basis for j. Likewise, connecting two at the top is basis for n, two at the bottom basis for u, and the bases for m and w follow by connecting three.
Does anyone know the actual term for this basis stroke?