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Another sad country...Vietnam! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-8-24 07:18:31 |Display all floors
Vietnam has no script of its own. It first used Chinese Chu Nom then went to a Latin Quoc Ngu made by French missionaries. On the other hand, it's neighbo(u)rs Laos and Kampuchea use Indian-derived scripts. If Vietnam is proud, it should make its own alphabet!

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Post time 2008-8-24 14:07:17 |Display all floors
Are you proud of yourself? Stop writing in English and go use your own script

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Post time 2008-8-24 16:56:42 |Display all floors
Originally posted by hugosl at 2008-8-24 09:18
Vietnam has no script of its own. It first used Chinese Chu Nom then went to a Latin Quoc Ngu made by French missionaries. On the other hand, .. ...


And on the other hand, it makes the vietnamese language far more accessable to the large number of people in the world who are familiar with Roman/Latin script.

For example I now know the Vietnamese for Doctor's Surgery (Phuong Mach) due to the Vietnamese language signs in Australia, whereas it is far more difficult to learn the equivalent in, say, Korean, Chinese, Hindi or Thai.
Vietnamese has taken Latin Script and made it its own, through the use of accented characters to represent tones and unique vietnamese sounds. While it is a shame that there is some cultural loss of their traditional alphabet, I don't believe that it can be said that Vietnamese has no script of their own.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-8-24 18:37:07 |Display all floors
I dont think it's a big question. There are lots of countries speaking english as their official language. All the countries are the participators of creating this language? Of course, not. Language is just a kind of media, which can carry  nation's thought.

So as for me, whether having it's own great thoughts belong to the nation is rather important than the Alphabet

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Post time 2008-8-25 08:29:32 |Display all floors

Should China abandon its logographs?

Pinyin.info says China should abandon its logographs and use Latin script. 3000 years of history goodbye! Sob!

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Post time 2008-8-25 10:02:56 |Display all floors
Why vietnam should have script?
in this world, most of languages have no script. This has nothing to see with proud and the one still have to earn proud is you to post so ignorant and uniteresting. post.
Script maybe will abanonned in  the future: the future of computer is vocal and certainly not using hand.

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Post time 2008-8-25 10:31:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yasawakic at 2008-8-25 10:02
Why vietnam should have script?
in this world, most of languages have no script. This has nothing to see with proud and the one still have to earn proud is you to post so ignorant and uniteresting ...



U are more stupid.

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