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Re: "Coming out" about conlanging to people

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 31, 2001, 11:05
--- John Cowan <cowan@...> wrote:
> Here's a hypothesis: When a Chinese person sees > something written in a > conscript, they are going to assume it is hanzi they > don't happen to > know, written in some ultra-obscure calligraphic > style!
Not necessarily though. The Chinese (Japanese or Korean), I definitely believe, can recognize that Thai or Khmer or any of the Indian/MidEast scripts are not hanzi/kanji/kanja. Besides, as far as I know, mainland Chinese use simplified versions of the original hanzi characters (which Taiwanese still maintain), whereas Japanese (and to a lesser degree, Korean) make use of yet another form - somewhere in between the original and simplified. I personally think it might be more difficult to differentiate between Thai & Khmer scripts if written sloppily. Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make international calls for as low as $.04/minute with Yahoo! Messenger