[LMB] OT: language writing direction (was HANDEDNESS)
harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 24 22:09:35 BST 2011
EO> On Sun, 9/25/11, Eric Oppen <technomad at intergate.com> wrote:
EO> When I was in Taiwan, my host family's children (age 5 and
EO> 6) always found it fascinating to watch me writing,
EO> left-handed. The adults were just gobsmacked that I
EO> _could_ write Chinese at all, even with p*ss-poor
EO> handwriting by their standards.
I had the same experience in the PRC. The first few times I thought it was just attention that round-eye attracted back then. As the years went on I thought it was the attention that a Chinese-speaking round-eye attracted. And maybe it was. But it was still happening in 1998, in big cities, when I was speaking or writing Chinese - I was writing in my English-language travel journal. So I asked. It was that I was writing with my left hand.
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