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Re: Chinese writing systems

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Monday, November 4, 2002, 6:05
>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. So, what other nations are there that would make it "more distant" than it probably already is?