Re: Chinese writing systems
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 23:56|
> Mat McVeagh scripsit:
> > I guess in conclusion I am a 'speechist', I believe speech is primary over
> > writing. I see writing as being a secondary form of expression that is
> > parasitic on speech
> And so say we all.
But all the same, writing is a purer and truer form of the language,
because we can think, plan, revise, backtrack, see what we said
8 words before, etc. Those linguists who deride their peers for
paying lipservice to Mat's nostrum but ignoring it in practise
are deeply misguided.