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Re: Chinese writing systems

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 14:07
On Monday, November 4, 2002, at 02:07 , FLorian Rivoal wrote:

>> South Korea uses a mixed system, but >> still uses quite a bit of Hangul.
> Yes, they mainly use hangul. but also use quite a lot of hanzi, (called > hanja, if i ma corect). >
You're correct (that's a tensified or fortis [tS], if it matters). The two linguistics books I have on Korean as well as my mom note that the amount of hanj'a being used regularly is steadily going down, e.g. in newspapers. If you're doing scholarly stuff, especially history, I imagine that doesn't help. ^_^ Yoon Ha Lee [] Christmas and Halloween confuse programmers: DEC 25, OCT 31


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