Re: New contribution

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 13:08:24 CDT

At 09:42 -0700 2004-05-05, Peter Kirk wrote:

>>OK, then. That's what I did today. And to make sure that it
>>wasn't my faulty handwriting, I used an actual image from the
>>Shiloam inscription. They couldn't read it, they didn't know what
>>it was. They were turning it around trying to decide which way was
>>up. They thought they recognized some reversed letters (E and
>>such, which were really hes), and one definitely saw a tet (which
>>was actually a lamed). These are native speakers of Hebrew, mind,
>>and they didn't know *which end of the letters goes up*.
>>That ethnic group good enough for you?
>Thank you. Fine. This doesn't surprise me, actually.

Great. We knew it a priori. But now it is proved to you.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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