Originally posted by hugosl at 2006-3-9 09:16
There is a sad thing about the country...it has no script of their own! Why can't the Vietnamese create a script similar to Laotian and Kampuchean?
Actually, Hundreds of Yueh, the ancesters of Vietnamese lived in the South China before being put to the south by Han people. Vietnamese script was recently borrowed from Han but it was changed into the new Latin script by hystoric reasons and partly by wishing of being rid of China's affect. But I think the change was a very important success for Vietnamese, every Vietnamese can study and master it in a short time.
Vietnamese used to use 漢字 (pronounced Hán Tự in Vietnamese), but then switched to using the Roman alphabet in the 19th century, when French and Portuguese scholars developed a proper system for transliterating Vietnamese into the Roman script.
Actually, for Vietnamese, it would probably be best of both worlds if they used a mixed writing system, like in Japan, where they use kana for the pure Japanese words and Hanzi for the Chinese loan words. :)
Vietnames youths are ok if they have not been brainwashed by their parents anti China believes or try selling drugs .
Come across a Vietnamese and when they let their guard down you will hear about their dream of having the Americans come back to Vietnam and set up their bases so an attack on China can happen.Some of the anti China views I know come from jealously of China's emergence but its a deep down hatred that does lead to wars.
China's largest security threat is not from some large country but the small ones with a chip on their shoulder and smouldering hatred sharing a common border.