Correct for Hebrew, think so on Arabic but not positive. And kanji (Chinese
and Japanese characters) are written vertically but the individual strokes
that make up an individual character are all made left to right or top to
bottom, in specified sequence.
Majorly COOL on the artwork, Jess!!
I'm apparently in the minority in this group, right-handed with ambidextrous
Just for fun, when digging a hole, which foot do you put on the shovel to
step down on it?
Maryland zone 6
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lefty's
> Don't know. But it occurs tome that the Jews and Arabs do write right
> to left. Anyone?
> On Friday, June 25, 2004, at 10:44 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> > And...one more thing....if we read and wrote from right to left....I
> > bet
> > the majority of people would be left handed. What do you think?
> > Jesse Bell <email@example.com> wrote:I was ambidextrous as a kid -
> > MAJORLY - when I colored, I had a crayon
> > in both hands, when I drew a picture, I had a pencil in my right hand
> > and a crayon in the left. When I used Play-Dough..I would shape and
> > mold
> > with both hands...then I went to kindergarten. They would not allow me
> > to draw, write or cut with my left hand...so there ya go. Why do people
> > CARE? When I asked my grandfather, who did calligraphy and copperplate,
> > he said it was because the pens they used back then were designed for
> > the right hand, like scissors, and to make or convert one of the pens
> > for the left hand was just considered a hassle and because they used
> > ink
> > in a bottle, if you used your left hand (we right from left to right)
> > it
> > would smear the ink before it was dry. And penmanship was a major deal
> > back then. Regular handwriting was a work of art and they were graded
> > on
> > it. Now that three year olds are using the computer most of that has
> > gone by the wayside. And...by the way...I was taught
> > calligraphy, Spencerian and copperplate by an 80 year old master who
> > used to design the diplomas that hang on the walls (he did them by hand
> > and had them reproduced). When I do envelopes and such, I just doodle
> > and use crappy old calligraphy pens...but I have some artwork and
> > calligraphy (illumination with 14K gold on it) that I did when I worked
> > with him...and one of the pieces now hangs in Morocco...in the palace.
> > Kind of cool, huh? LOL (just some trivial info for ya'll)
> > Jess
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