tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jun 26 18:48:19 1993
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Re: HoS voDleH jIH
- From: Michael Everson <EVERSON@IRLEARN.UCD.IE>
- Subject: Re: HoS voDleH jIH
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 93 01:19:18 GMT
- In-Reply-To: Message of Fri, 25 Jun 1993 16:51:42 PDT from<Ken_Beesley.PARC@xerox.com>
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.
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