Re: Chinese writing systems
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 5, 2002, 19:01|
Barry Garcia wrote:
> >It would get china closer to some part of the world, but again, more
> >distant with some other asian nations which have had strong relations
> >with china for hundreds (thousands?) of years.
>In what ways, and what Nations?
>Japan has it's own system that uses 1,946 Kanji and Hiragana and Katakana.
>North Korea doesnt use Hanzi at all. South Korea uses a mixed system, but
>still uses quite a bit of Hangul. Vietnam gave up Hanzi ages ago and uses
>a modified Roman system. Tibet has it's own writing system.
Isn't Tibetan writing devanagari-derived? If so, switching to Roman would
make the Chinese languages CLOSER to Tibetan, at least as script genetics
and typology goes.
>So, what other nations are there that would make it "more distant" than it
>probably already is?
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