"Reynolds, Gregg" wrote:
> Speculation: stroke flow is LTR because most people are
> righties and it's easier to pull the pen or brush.
Yes, this is generally accepted.
> Which clearly proves
> that most writers of Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, etc. are left-handed.
No, merely that they retain the writing direction which is most natural for
inscriptions on stone, where the left hand holds the chisel and the
right hand hammers leftward. I believe that stonecarvers even
today carve texts RTL in all scripts.
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