Re: Japanese RTL (was RE: Mongolian (was RE: Syriac and Mongolian

From: Christopher John Fynn (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 05:17:00 EST

Gregg Reynolds wrote:


> Foul! Most natural for righties, you mean. Since I've already
> scientifically proven that they were lefties, this argument bears no
> Besides, who ever heard of chiseled Arabic? And the Mother of all Semitic
> Writing was surely cuneiform, no?

Interestingly early Roman writing was boustrophedon, the directionality
of the lines alternating L2R then R2L, like a snake. When the lines were
R2L the letters also faced to the left.

- Chris

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