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Post time 2015-12-31 18:34:27 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-31 18:08
Simplified works, why make things more complicated than they need to be

".......I have often given young Chinese a piece of Chinese writing from the early 20th C and they have said they can not read it as it is old words."

I was referring to "simplified" Vs. "Traditional" Chinese.


"Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese refer to Chinese characters which are used to write and print.
From 1949 to 1964, the government of the People's Republic of China started a series of character reforms to simplify the complicated strokes of Traditional Chinese characters. A new character list was finalized in the end. Thus, the most used words have a standard list from that time. Compared to the Traditional Chinese, the Simplified Chinese characters have less strokes and are easier to remember and write but the balance of framework of some characters was broken.
Now China, Singapore and Malaysia are using Simplified Chinese Characters officially. Taiwan, Hong Kong are still using Traditional Chinese Characters officially."

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-31 18:10
Many characters are vastly altered, look at the way Guang as in Guangzhou is now written

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BlondeAmber Post time: 2015-12-31 18:32
my reply was 'harmonised' again

Why?

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2015-12-31 18:34
".......I have often given young Chinese a piece of Chinese writing from the early 20th C and they ...

But Traditional is not read by most nowadays meaning older things are unreadable by most

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futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-31 18:43
Why?

it could have been because I gave the opinion all of my non-Chinese colleagues and friends have of this site due to the number of ghosts and t*******s posting

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BlondeAmber Post time: 2015-12-31 18:46
it could have been because I gave the opinion all of my non-Chinese colleagues and friends have of ...

The sites reputation has gone down in the years I have been here and sadly little is being done to pull it back

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2015-12-31 15:48
futsanglung Post time: 2015-12-31 02:49
The sites reputation has gone down in the years I have been here and sadly little is being done to ...

Yes, I agree. Since you've been here the quality of this site has gone downhill.

The simple solution is for you to either leave or become permanently banned.

We can always read newspaper headlines outside of this forum and without all the negativity you heap on Chinese disasters.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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