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Re: Chinese writing systems

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, November 3, 2002, 15:35
Nik Taylor wrote:
>Florian Rivoal wrote: > > Chinese people tend to confuse thoses prounoun when they speak > > englsih, this would indicate they are not homophones, but the same > > words. Yet, the writen form has three distinct characters. > >True. But, those extra forms were devised to be more like the European >languages. There was originally just one written form.
What possessed the Chinese to introduce this distinction in writing? I mean, they've not exactly did everything they've been able to to westernize their writing in more weighty ways. _________________________________________________________________ Get faster connections -- switch to MSN Internet Access!


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>