Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 08:02:02 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote at 7:54 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2004:

    >What is unique in Phoenician is that it has a weak
    >directionality (can be written in either direction, although RTL is probably
    >more common and corresponds to the most important sources of usage in old
    >texts from which semitic script familiess for Aramaic or Early Hebrew have
    >genetic relations).

    Phoenician is right-to-left. In fact, that is one of the arguments
    against a Phoenician source for Archaic Greek, which exhibits right-to-
    left, left-to-right, and boustrophedon.


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