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Re: Chinese writing systems

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 7:41
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> What possessed the Chinese to introduce this distinction in writing?
Presumably the same thing that possessed the Japanese to invent "kanojo" (she), and specifying "kare" (originally 3rd person singular) to "he", the idea that the lack of that distinction was "primitive". -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42