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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 19:53
David Starner wrote:

> > Anyway, do the Chinese have spelling bees, or the like? It seems like >> they'd have more problem then the English at the correspondence >> between > > the written form and the spoken form.
I don't think so. I never ran into one in my years there, though sometimes party games involved manipulating characters in some way. The Chinese do have their own peculiar form of hell on earth, though; it's called an English speech contest. Should you ever be asked to judge, run, don't walk, away. Kou