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On Sat, 26 Jun 1999, Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Jun 1999 00:50:12 +0200 Kristian Jensen <[log in to unmask]>
> writes:
> >I don't think Arabs and Isrealis twist their hand. Rather, they=20
> >'twist' (rotate actually) the surface they write on. I have seen=20
> >children learning Arabic write Arabic _top to down_ but read it=20
> >_right to left_.
>
> >-kristian- 8)
>
> I just tested myself, and i automatically turn the paper when i write
> Hebrew.  It felt extremely weird to try and write straight.
> I seem to remember when i was learning to write Latin script the teacher
> told the leftys to turn their papers more than the rightys.
>
>
> -Stephen (Steg)

Hmm.  I don't, but then, I learned HEbrew very late and very, very poorly
-- I can pick my way through a verse of biblical Hebrew if there's a
dictionary handy.  But I do notice a smearing when I write.