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Old 11-26-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I see no usefulness of learning Chinese characters/Hanja...this is a step backwards if you ask me.

C'mon its the 21st century with everything being easier and digitalised!
한겨레 has eliminated Hanja from their articles. You can support it.

I can't stop laughing after reading degitalised BTW.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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한겨레 has eliminated Hanja from their articles. You can support it.

I can't stop laughing after reading degitalised BTW.
eh? Don't get it...
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:40 AM
 
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I don't know what bopomofo is, but if the idea is to make the Chinese language (or any language) be more like English then it'd be a GIANT FAIL.

English is a horrible language. It's my first language so I'm not saying it lightly. English grammar is purposely designed to be convoluted - so that in ancient times, only the aristocratic class could speak it properly, while the commoners all sounded stupid. It is a highly inefficient language - it takes way too many words to express something very basic. Lastly, it is a boring language - nothing put me to sleep more effectively than listening to English. Something about the way that it is spoken - very even keel, dull, emotionaless (compared to other language). Take Spanish for example, even if you don't know the language you can just get the emotion by just listening to the tone spoken. It's colorful and it's expressive. English is the opposite.

In summary, English is convoluted, inefficient, and dull. The one thing that it has going for it, is that it was spread all over the world via English colonization and subsequently American media, so it's wide spread. But being wide spread doesn't mean it's a good language.

Bottom, don't confuse the popularity of a language with superiority. A lot of the inferior things are very popular.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:20 AM
 
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eh? Don't get it...
Why do you think Chinese characters are not digitized?

數碼化 and 数字化 are digitized.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:21 AM
 
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Bottom, don't confuse the popularity of a language with superiority. A lot of the inferior things are very popular.
Well said
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