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By Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor

ISBN-10: 9027218099

ISBN-13: 9789027218094

The publication describes how the 3 East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and jap- originated, built, and are used this present day. Uniquely, this e-book: (1) examines the 3 East Asian scripts (and English) jointly relating to one another, and (2) discusses how those scripts are, and traditionally were, utilized in literacy and the way they're discovered, written, learn, and processed via the eyes, the mind, and the brain.
In this moment variation, the authors have integrated fresh examine findings at the makes use of of the scripts, additional numerous new sections, and rewritten numerous different sections. they've got additionally extra a brand new half IV to accommodate matters that equally contain the entire 4 languages/scripts in their curiosity.
The e-book is meant either for most of the people and for students. Technical phrases (listed in a thesaurus) are used simply while totally beneficial.

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The booklet describes how the 3 East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and jap- originated, built, and are used this day. Uniquely, this ebook: (1) examines the 3 East Asian scripts (and English) jointly on the subject of one another, and (2) discusses how those scripts are, and traditionally were, utilized in literacy and the way they're discovered, written, learn, and processed by way of the eyes, the mind, and the brain.

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Homophones are ambiguous in meanings. Homophones in speech are ambiguous and can cause misunderstanding or incomprehension. Listeners can often use context to clarify the meaning of an ambiguous word, but to do so costs time and effort, if ever so slightly. 1 Besides, context can be non-existent, brief, neutral, or too complex. Even in the context of a sentence and discourse, homophones can be ambiguous. ” Increase of compound words. Compound words increased over time to reduce the ambiguity caused by homophonic monosyllable morphemes.

Morphemes pronounced differently in three Chinese “dialects” Meaning Mandarin Shanghai Cantonese I tooth happiness ten nation wo ya fu shi guo ngu nga foq sa go ngo nga fuk sap kwok 22 Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Common features. ” Let us turn to some similarities among them. All Chinese “dialects” share a common ancestor, Ancient Chinese, and belong to a language family called Sino-Tibetan. They have many linguistic features in common, including having tones, simple syllable structures, monosyllabic morphemes, and non-inflecting words.

China is an ancient nation, rich in history and unique in culture. ” For hundreds of years China exerted a powerful cultural influence over its neighbors: Mongolia in the north, Korea and Japan in the east, and Vietnam in the south. Chinese words still permeate the vocabularies of neighboring nations, and Chinese characters are still used in some of them, especially in Japan and Korea. ) It is not for nothing that the Chinese call their nation Zhongguo (‘Middle kingdom’), the center of the universe.

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