Monday, 18 June 2018

Why row over Chinese characters when simplified to traditional is one easy step | South China Morning Post

The comments divided over my letter.
Re the one saying that characters are pictograms: sure. I do know that. And learning simplified doesn't do away with learning that.
I also learnt calligraphy and doing so one learns and appreciates the history of characters and also learns cursive.
One asks how can simplified "hou" be cursive of the non-simplified. Well, I didn't say all simplified characters were based on cursive just "most".
Also and by the way I do understand that there's a "cultural" aspect to the issue, more properly a "political" one in that some Hongkongers think it's communist hegemony to have simplified characters.
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2150815/why-row-over-chinese-characters-when-simplified-traditional-one-easy


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