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Dec
14
comment Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
I found pinyin "letter mismatch" so disruptive, that I deliberately learned zhuyin (bopomofo), which I found to really help clarify the sounds by letting me get away from roman letters that meant very different things to me.
Dec
14
revised Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
This wasn't really using the games tag in the intended sense.
Dec
14
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Dec
14
revised What are the relative literacy rates in for simplified and traditional characters?
Re-factored the question to be about Chinese instead of about games, while still asking the same fundamental question.
Dec
13
revised What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
edited title
Dec
13
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Dec
13
suggested suggested edit on Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
Dec
13
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
does your third paragraph mean that you should not line wrap in such a way that a line starts with punctuation, and it's instead better to dip into the right boundary with punctuation? Does the enumeration comma also follow this rule?
Dec
13
revised What are the relative literacy rates in for simplified and traditional characters?
Re-answered the question in a more complete context.
Dec
13
suggested suggested edit on What are the relative literacy rates in for simplified and traditional characters?
Dec
13
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Dec
12
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
I would encourage you to hire a translator or ask reddit.com/r/chineselanguage for help (if the text volume is sufficiently small). If you use Google translate, you're going to get a lot of weird sentences.
Dec
12
answered What are the relative literacy rates in for simplified and traditional characters?
Dec
12
answered Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
Dec
12
comment 一、 marker meaning? Ordinal number?
Specifically, there are two commas in Chinese. The one that looks like a traditional English comma is used to separate clauses, the one in the example above is used to separate items in a list. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_punctuation
Dec
5
comment Benefits of Learning a Chinese Dialect in Addition to Standardized Mandarin
I should point out that this article says that learning a second language shows significant cognitive benefit. You're actually talking about becoming trilingual, by learning two additional languages at the same time. There's no data regarding trilingualism in the article you linked. It's possible that while biligualim provides a significant mental benefit, the mental burden of trilingualism doesn't provide any additional benefits but does incur additional costs.
Nov
29
accepted What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
Nov
28
revised What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
Edited the question title that I'm looking for titles, not terms.
Nov
28
comment What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
Would it be correct/acceptable to call someone with a PhD 博士, or would this be like calling a Dr. Smith 'Mr. Smith' instead? Would you ever actually use 毕业生 as a title in casual conversation, or would this be equivalent to calling someone by an unusual title in English ('College Graduate Smith' is certainly something you could say, but it sounds weird)?
Nov
28
comment What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
Oh, yeah, transliterations was a typo + a sloppy auto correct, I already fixed that.