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Jan
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comment What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
That's the exact etymology I knew for 字, a child under a roof studying the characters.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
Please share. I got this from a book about Japanese, but it talked about the Chinese traditional character.
Jan
8
answered What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
Jan
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Jan
8
comment Why does Chinese lack some level of abstraction in some idioms? (e.g. 兄弟姐妹)
Thanks but I don't think fault has anything to do with my question. I wouldn't ever speak in that terms about linguistics, as suggesting one language has any fault or any language is better or worse than any other. I'm in fact studying Chinese because I like it very much.
Jan
4
answered Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Jan
1
comment Why does Chinese lack some level of abstraction in some idioms? (e.g. 兄弟姐妹)
Yes I realize many languages lack levels of abstraction in some way or another, sometimes I fail to abstract myself from languages I take for granted (Spanish, English) when I look at Chinese.
Jan
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accepted Why does Chinese lack some level of abstraction in some idioms? (e.g. 兄弟姐妹)
Jan
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asked Why does Chinese lack some level of abstraction in some idioms? (e.g. 兄弟姐妹)
Dec
29
comment When and why is right to left writing used?
Oh that explains why the Chinatown neighborhood in Buenos Aires has a gate which reads town china :D
Dec
29
comment How are the terms for “male/female” and “man/woman” divided exactly?
I've seen the 教,师 characters in Jiaoshou and Laoshi, but never together. Does it have a particular meaning or just teacher in general?
Dec
29
comment How are the terms for “male/female” and “man/woman” divided exactly?
@NullUserException: it seems to me that you are replying this as if you were insulted by the question. Of course you can ask why it's Donna and not Uoma, I actually would like to hear about that :D. I guess an answer to both questions is that languages are not Boolean logic, they are languages. But nevertheless you can ask it.
Dec
29
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
Thanks, but that's exactly why I wrote this as the first line of my question: I don't mean traditional characters that weren't simplified, thus being the same in traditional and simplified.
Dec
28
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
So the simplification process brought ambiguity to chinese, in the end did it do better or worst to the language?
Dec
28
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
I know that google translate shouldn't be used as a reliable reference, but it happens to translate all the three sentences into Later, the queen found that her hair turned white so, at least with this example, google translate is able to disambiguate its meaning.
Dec
28
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
Oh I see, but how wrong is it? the meaning is wrong?
Dec
28
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
Well that's the definition of what non disjoint sets are, so yeah, basically.
Dec
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asked Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
Dec
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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comment Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
Well this actually makes sense of the choice of using zh which is the same romanization and it's kind of a plosive version of Ж