- Lim YuanLv 62 months ago
Chinese language uses a pictographic/ideographic/logographic alphabet in which radials (the Western version of letters) are merged with other radials to form characters which in turn form words on their own or with other characters form words.
The problem is that there are so many radials something like 214 there are so many different combinations of merging of them together that it gets complicated.
- samLv 62 months ago
why would they? Their system works well..................
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Why do you keep posting this?
We've told you several times: Chinese is not a spoken language. It is several dozen spoken languages. Using characters enables all Chinese to read the same books and newspapers
- hihi!Lv 72 months ago
Because Americans are SO undereducated.
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- UserLv 72 months ago
It's because their traditional style of writing is logographic
- each basic word represented by a different character
and note that several ancient civilizations used a logographic writing system.
It's probably the simplest method to CONCEIVE
- draw a picture of what you mean, that picture is the written symbol for that word
and so tends to be somewhat common among the most ancient writing systems
but in USAGE it can be quite difficult
and so most such systems have been replaced by simpler-to-use systems.
- 2 months ago
Loom at map. No nations , outside of china, uses the Alphabet. do you see anyone using the Alphabet in 2020.