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.