January 22, 2009 9:58am CST
I was thinking of this the other day. Most of us have heard of The Tower of Babel, from the Bible. We all started out in 1 single language, then God made us speak different languages when the tower got too tall, and we culdn't understand each other anymore. My question is on HOW the languages are read, and wrote. Who first said that the Middle-Eastern languages had to be read in the opposite direction from English? Who said the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean had to be read up and down, instead of sideways?