Friday, 23 November 2012

Words : BOUSTROPHEDON





 ”ɓuᴉuɹnʇ-xo“ uopēɥdoɹʇsnoq ‘νόδηφορτσυοβ ʞǝǝɹ⅁ ɯoɹɟ
from βοῦς, bous, “ox” and στροφή, strophē, “turn”; that is,
ןɐuoıʇɔǝɹıp-ıq ɟo puıʞ ɐ sı '(ƃuıɥƃnoןd uı uǝxo ǝʞıן ƃuıuɹnʇ
 text, mostly seen in ancient manuscripts and other inscriptions. 
pǝsɹǝʌǝɹ ɥʇıʍ 'pǝsɹǝʌǝɹ ɹo pǝddılɟ sı ɓuıʇıɹʍ ɟo ǝuıl ɹǝɥʇo ʎɹǝʌƎ
 letters. Rather than going left-to-right as in modern English,
uı sǝuıl ǝʇɐuɹǝʇlɐ 'ʍǝɹqǝH puɐ ɔıqɐɹ∀ uı sɐ ʇɟǝl-oʇ-ʇɥɓıɹ ɹo
boustrophedon must be read in opposite directions. Also, 
˙pǝɹoɹɹıɯ ɹo 'pǝsɹǝʌǝɹ ǝɹɐ sɹǝʇɔɐɹɐɥɔ lɐnpıʌıpuı ǝɥʇ

The wooden boards and other incised artifacts of Rapa Nui
 ,oǫᴎoɿoǫᴎoЯ bɘ||ɒɔ ƚqiɿɔꙅ ɔiᴎobɘʜqoɿƚꙅuod ɒ ɿɒɘd oꙅ|ɒ
which remains undeciphered. In Rongorongo the text in
 ᴎɒʜƚ ɿɘʜƚɒɿ ꙅɘɘɿǫɘb 08 bɘƚɒƚoɿ ꙅɒw ꙅɘᴎi| ɘƚɒᴎɿɘƚ|ɒ
mirrored; this is termed reverse boustrophedon.

  .ᴎobɘʜqoɿƚꙅuod ɘꙅɿɘvɘɿ ᴎi ᴎɘƚƚiɿw ꙅi ɘboɔ ᴎooM

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