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Poem: "Oxrows"
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ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: November 4th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
As a reader of both Hebrew and English, I really like this one.

My father taught me about boustrophedon when I was little, and frequently when I was learning to write backwards as a teenager I would write backwards between the lines.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


I am intrigued by languages that read from right to left. I think they would be fun to try writing -- although I might switch to my left hand for those. (I'm ambidextrous, leaning to right-handed. I suspect if I'd started out writing Hebrew or Arabic, I'd be leaning leftward.)
ladymondegreen From: ladymondegreen Date: November 4th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I find that sometimes my hand does feel like it's getting in the way when I write. I haven't trained myself to be able to write with both hands, as I would really like to do. Mostly I just move my hand across the paper in a way that feels inefficient to me. This largely disappears when I'm writing in Hebrew, though I do sometimes get disoriented.
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