Morten: Show one assertion wrong and another immediately pops up.
Except, no assertion of mine has been shown to be wrong.
Exactly how many esteemed Egyptologists who understand the AE hieratic language will it take for it to sink into your head that hieratic script is written right-to-left?
So out of several hundred pieces of hieratic script (from Abusir) you find the odd piece of script written left-to-right. How exactly is that supposed to disprove my "assertion"? All it potentially shows is that some AE scribe was mucking around with script; perhaps saw a line of hierglyphs written left-to-right and copied it for practice - who knows?
But that categorically does not show my assertion is wrong - it might indicate that these numbers MAY have been written left-to-right cause some scribe was larking around with the numbers and decided to break the normal convention for hieratic script which virtually every scholar will tell you was written right-to-left. All the other pieces of hieratic text in the GP chambers where the direction is clear are ALL right-to-left. But suddenly you think they decided to start writing left-to-right for the numbers? Utter baloney and you know it is.
Over and above which, merely presenting this nonsense as a possible explanation DOES NOT show my "assertion wrong". To do that you have to prove your OWN assertion is correct, Mr whack-a-mole. So--get to it.
Oh, and I suggest you think through the logical consequences of what your latest possible explanation implies--follow it through. Right to the end. Hint: it doesn't work.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Jun-18 13:11 by Scott Creighton.