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

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 09:12:31 EST

Ar 13:58 -0800 2000-01-12, scríobh John Hudson:
>>I was joking. But isn't it interesting that those cultures that produced
>>the Holy Books all used RTL writing? (I know, other religions have holy
>>writings too, but they have a different status within the religious
>>community than the big 3.)
>The distinguishing book of the 2nd of the 'big 3' was written LTR, in Greek.

Dunno why you used the word "distinguishing" here. The three books (and the
Hebrew Tanakh is really a trilogy) are all quite distinct.

By the way, Rongorongo's etch-a-sketch boustrophedonityu is doubtless due
to influence from aliens, who think three dimensionally, not just RTL or

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