NoME - Boustrophedon - alternate writing direction was actually quite common in antiquity

Odola

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Regarding elves writing using - among others - this writing direction as discussed in the last week's session:

See e.g.:

Tolkien must have been familiar with it due to his interest in historical languages.
He must have had fun imagining elves being the origin of this ancient custom.
 
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