10 defects of Chinese simplified characters

Hamble   Fri May 21, 2010 9:47 am GMT

The degree of sinification (Literary Chinese and Confucianism) that adopted by the ethnicities of China may be made a table.
(the percentage is just estamate)

Mandarins, Jin 90%
Hui, Xiang 80%
Wunese 70%
Hakkanese, Gan 60%
Cantonese, Ping 50%
Mins 40%

In Europe, the degree of latinization (Written Latin and Roman culture) that adopted by the ethnicities are probably as follow.
(the percentage is just estamate)

Italy 90%
France 80%
English 70%
Poland 60%
Finland 50%
Greek 40%
Charles   Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:55 pm GMT
< HKer Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm GMT
簡體字雖然筆劃少, 但質量較正體字差是事實。

現代的簡體字, 大部份都是在20世紀初出現。一套沿用上千年的系統, 在很極短的時間內, 被很少數的一群人去修訂, 那個年代, 戰事連連, 民不聊生, 連興隆的唐宋時代, 漢字都從未有如此大的改變, 可見質素是非常有問題。

從質素的根本出發, 漢字是應該沿用正體中文。 >

The western world, you can see there the people write the books are very popular, because they are using the alphabetic writing system. Any one person can be easily to write a book for keeping his experience or know-how, etc. So the western societies are develop very well because they have many written knowledges.

In China, the most people are rarely to write down a book in past times or present times, that propably are many reasons in there, but an important reason which are not easily for a people using the Literary Chinese (traditionary character) or Written Mandarin (simplify character) to write down a small book with characters of 350 thousands, about 300 pages, book size 13cm x 18cm.

Although the China have a great civilization in past history, but there are rarely existing the books about knowledges of engineering, technology, manufacturing, etc.

In present times, the alphabetic script is better than traditionary character, and the simplify character is better than traditionary character.

Let the character script and alphabetic script have the same chance and right to service the societies of China.
umm   Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:39 am GMT
Charles, you might have an argument if you could prove that writing Chinese is actually hard to learn. The truth is it's not difficult at all for a native Chinese speaker. The Taiwanese literacy rate (where they use traditional characters) is higher than the USA's. There is no reason to simplify or switch to an alphabet. At all.
ahhhhh   Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:23 am GMT
I'm not sure I agree.....
I find the main drawback with Chinese writing is that its totally shit.
The fact that Chinese people use it is also a major disadvantage.
Charles   Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:50 pm GMT

actually, the writing chinese is not hard to learn. but, when a people hope to write a book (e.g. a small book with characters of 350 thousands, about 300 pages, book size 13cm x 18cm.) that would not be an easy job. you can see there are not much more written knowledges about the "details" of engineering, technology, manufacturing, popular affairs, etc., although chinese have the great civilization in the past 2000 years.

although as you said, taiwan have a higher literacy rate, but that can not proved their popular peoples could write a lot of books for keeping their experience.

there can be operate a writing system in two scripts of character and alphabet, as similar as the written japanese.
umm   Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:53 pm GMT
what the fuck are you talking about? It takes no longer/is no more involved to write in Chinese than in English, especially on the computer.
ahhhhhh   Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:56 pm GMT
But Chinese is shit. Thats the main problem. If it wasnt shit, more people would use it.
ahhhhhh   Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:56 pm GMT
But Chinese is shit. Thats the main problem. If it wasnt shit, more people would use it.
uhhhh   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:29 pm GMT
over a billion peepsies already do
Matematik   Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:50 pm GMT
How on earth can the Chinese consider themselves intelligent when they write in cave-man style pictures. I think the fact that the Chinks use hieroglyphics is testament to the fact Chinese people are incapable of thinking outside the box and can only work within the system.
ahhhhhh   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:35 am GMT
Those billion people all suck.
Aphorist   Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:09 am GMT
<<over a billion peepsies already do >>

Just because you have a billion buckets of shit doesn't mean they're going to transform into gold. All it means is that you have lots and lots of shit.