Re: languages in reverse
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 18:12|
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
From: "Philip Newton" <philip.newton@...>
> On 6/19/07, MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com <MorphemeAddict@...>
> > In a message dated 6/18/2007 1:48:49 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > philip.newton@GMAIL.COM writes:
> > > On 6/18/07, MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com
> > > <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.
> Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>