Currently, the oldest accepted record of the chinese character system dates back some 3,600 years to the tail end of the shang dynasty. Alphabetic–chinese comparative reading research although it is typical to refer to written chinese as a logographic system (because a single character can be. Chinese writing, basically logographic writing system, one of the world's great writing systems like semitic writing in the west, chinese script was fundamental . The chinese writing system is an unique phenomenon in the modern world of alphabet scripts instead of a few dozen letters, it has developed thousands of.
Written chinese (chinese: 中文 pinyin: zhōngwén) comprises chinese characters used to represent the chinese language chinese characters do not constitute an alphabet or a compact syllabary rather, the writing system is roughly logosyllabic that is, a character. Phonetic alphabet or numeric systems – are created by and thus reflect the chinese writing system conveys, the media of chinese characters and alphabet. Learning how to read and write chinese is difficult because there is no alphabet or phonetic system each written chinese word is represented by its own unique . The earliest evidence of ancient chinese writing was found in the early 20th century ce when cattle bones and turtles shells were uncovered in china priests or.
Amazoncom: reading & writing chinese: traditional character edition, a comprehensive guide to the chinese writing system (9780804832069): william . China alone tenaciously held on to this dying system of writing, “upheld by its literature strengthened by its isolation and honored by its people. The english spelling system is such a pain, we'd might as well switch to hanzi-- chinese characters how should we go about it.
It may be obvious to some, less to others, but the chinese writing system is not based on an alphabet an alphabet consists of a small number. English is so widespread and frequently used that it's aptly called the global language no other language has ever achieved this status, and. It refers to the chinese characters that both languages make use of in their writing systems chinese is written entirely in hanzi, and japanese makes heavy use. 1 introduction alongside the chinese writing system, naxi dongba pictographs ( 納西象形文字 naxi xiangxing wenzi, 東巴文字 dongba wenzi) stand in stark.
As the chinese writing system became more formalized, the concepts of strokes and radicals became its foundation strokes are the basic. The above turtle-shell burnings were the base and foundation of the chinese writing system, but it wasn't until the zhou dynasty (after the. There are three old myths about the origin of chinese characters the first chinese characters are a huge and complicated system, and they could have come.
Look at the oracle bone and chinese writing example and then answer the what is unique about the chinese written language system compared with those of. Abstract written chinese as a logographic system was developed over 3,000 y ago historically, chinese children have learned to read by. Sources for study of the zhuang writing system[link] 3 traditional principles of formation and usage of chinese characters[link] 4 principles for creating zhuang.