Let’s try this again…
Does anybody know of a language that’s written in serpentine fashion?
By this, I mean a script written from left to right on one line and them from right to left on the next. (I suppose top-to-bottom and then bottom-to-top would qualify as well.)
This question came up in an idle discussion of which is “better”, writing from left to right (e.g., English) or writing from right to left (e.g., Arabic). It was asserted that a serpentine system would be equally awkard for both right- and left-handers but you wouldn’t have to drag your hand back to the other side of the page after each line.