Reputation
218
Top tag
Next privilege 250 Rep.
View close votes
Badges
3 7
Newest
 Taxonomist
Impact
~3k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 7 votes cast
Jun
16
awarded  Taxonomist
Feb
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
May
20
awarded  Teacher
Apr
7
awarded  Scholar
Apr
7
comment Are there differences in writing between Chinese languages, such as Mandarin and Shanghainese
Many thanks, that even answers some of the questions I wanted to pose later :)
Apr
7
accepted Are there differences in writing between Chinese languages, such as Mandarin and Shanghainese
Apr
7
awarded  Editor
Apr
7
revised Learning resources for ZhengMa input method?
added 1 characters in body
Apr
7
asked Are there differences in writing between Chinese languages, such as Mandarin and Shanghainese
Dec
21
awarded  Beta
Dec
15
comment Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Thank you for the detailed explanation!
Dec
14
answered Learning resources for ZhengMa input method?
Dec
14
answered Are children's books a good starting place for beginners?
Dec
14
comment Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Hello Huang. Thank you for your explanations. I still don't understand point 2. So maybe you can help further. Why do you say "Grammar is not the point." As far as I understand, the grammar of Chinese (be it Classical or Modern) and Japanese is very different. And my understanding is, that for a time, the Japanese used just Chinese Characters. (Before they developed Hiragana and Katakana) How was this possible (or am I just wrong?)
Dec
14
awarded  Supporter
Dec
14
comment Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Maybe it boils down to the following: How helpful in learning the characters is knowing the way to speak them? It certainly is not needed for the pure pictographs or ideographs, but these are a small fraction only.
Dec
14
comment Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
I don't expect it to be easier then learning it after Modern Chinese. If you know Modern Chinese, you know the characters after all. I just get the impression that there might be a short cut.
Dec
14
comment Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Thank you for the explanation. I really misunderstood. Well, we both did :) I don't expect Classical Chinese to help for Modern Chinese. I just tried to cast doubt on the other direction too. So I'd like to have a course about Classical Chinese without the way over (and independent of) Modern Chinese. It seems to be a completely different language after all.