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Re: languages in reverse

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 18:12
Re mirror-writing

I hope I'm not being obtuse, but I'm not sure I understand what the problem
is (nor what, exactly, Stevo is aiming at...), but if you can print/write
backwards (I..e. R>L, the letters reversed too), the text will perforce be
right-justified. Thus H.Miller's natiL font would be ideal, if you set your
computer to go R>L.

I used to be able to write backwards passably with my left hand-- though I
haven't tried it in years. (I'm right-handed, couldn't do it as easily with
that hand). Held up to a mirror, it was legible, albeit messy (much less
control with the L.hand); it didn't need to go bottom to top.

And of course _pronouncing_ Engl. (or any lang.) in reverse is a whole
nother matter.......

From: "Philip Newton" <philip.newton@...>
> On 6/19/07, <MorphemeAddict@...> > wrote: > > In a message dated 6/18/2007 1:48:49 PM Central Daylight Time, > > philip.newton@GMAIL.COM writes: > > > > > On 6/18/07, > > > <MorphemeAddict@...> > > > wrote: > > > > Then mirror-writing hsilgnE would produce forward English, except > > > > for being > > > > right-justified instead of left-justified. > > > > > > Not true if a sentence spans more than one line. > > > > How is it not true then? hsilgnE is right-justified in all cases where > > English is left-justified, which is virtually always. > > See the example you quoted. > > For example, > > > be reversed ,too ,but there's a limit to what I can do easilY > > .all the letters should > > The English sentence starts with "all the letters...", i.e. on the > second line of the hsilgnE, while the hsilgnE starts with "...can do > easilY", i.e. on the first line. > > Hence merely left-justifying the mirror-writing hsilgnE will not > always yield correct English, since the sentence is _not_ > > "be reversed, too, ... can do easily all the letters should". > > It would maybe work if the mirror-writing hsilgnE were written not > only from right to left but also from bottom to top. > > Cheers, > -- > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> >