Re: Chinese writing systems
|From:||Florian Rivoal <florian@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 3, 2002, 5:06|
>Florian Rivoal wrote:
>> for example, the pronoun for he/she/it has the same pronounciation
>> "ta" [tha].
>Same pronunciation as what? Or are you saying that "he", "she", and
>"it" are homophones? They're not homophones, they ARE the same word!
>Not all languages make the same distinctions in pronouns that English
Homophones or the same word, not easy to say. I would say they are the same word in oral
language, and different ones in writen language. But isn't that saying that
they are homophones?
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.