tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jun 26 18:48:19 1993

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Re: HoS voDleH jIH

Hebrew, Phoenician etc. were written right-to-left because it's
easier for right-handed people to carve stone inscriptions from
right-to-left. Left-to-right writing began when people started to
write with ink. Again, right-handed people.

Greek Boustrephrodon (I know that's misspelt) writing is a sign
of intense confusion. And it didn't last long.

Michael Everson
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