|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 25, 2003, 18:42|
> I'm actually ambidextrous. The long story is that
> I'm lame since shortly after birth. I m=E1y have been
> originally lefthanded since my mother is, but all
> the physiotherapists concentrated on exercising my
> right hand! In spite or because of this I've ended
> up with a rather clumsy right hand on a strong right
> arm, and a more nimble left hand on a weak left arm.
Hm, you ended up pretty much like my youngest sister, then. She rather
aggressively considers herself to be a leftie, but while she indeed does
writing and similar precision stuff with the left hand, she tends to use the
right for tasks requiring physical strength - cutting wood with an axe, say -
and is indeed stronger in the right arm. In addition, she eats righthandedly,
but as people may recall, it's arguable that given the eating and fork/knife
usage habits back home, eating righthandedly actually makes more sense for
lefties and vice-versa.
But I wonder if "ambidextrous" is really the word for this - isn't it supposed
to refer to people who can use either hand for anything, rather than for people
who use one hand for some stuff and the other for other?
Now, I should be figuring out how to say "right" and "left" in my various
conlangs - only Yargish appears to be having something, and that's the
postpositions _-aj_ "to the right of" and _-ich_ "to the left of"!