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Hi Seasmith,

Chinese has a system of core radicals--about 200. They can then be combined to make more complex structures.

The English language similarly has about 200 words (combinations of letters) that are taught to children in first grade to start reading.

The number of Chinese characters used in ordinary communication and the number of English words used in basic communication are about the same.

Ray

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Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 1744 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 07:56
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 223 Spiros 03-Sep-19 10:50
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 207 MDaines 03-Sep-19 12:59
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 200 drrayeye 03-Sep-19 13:22
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 255 MDaines 03-Sep-19 13:51
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 124 cladking 13-Oct-19 16:08
For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 156 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 06:52
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 160 Spiros 07-Sep-19 07:18
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 127 drrayeye 07-Sep-19 17:16
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 142 Spiros 07-Sep-19 17:26
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 131 drrayeye 09-Sep-19 16:17
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 137 Eddie Larry 07-Sep-19 18:13
Re: For those who believe Moses wrote in "pre Hebrew" 141 drrayeye 08-Sep-19 01:44
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 162 Thanos5150 09-Sep-19 17:15
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 148 drrayeye 10-Sep-19 16:34
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 140 Thanos5150 11-Sep-19 15:55
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 143 drrayeye 11-Sep-19 18:06
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 130 Thanos5150 11-Sep-19 23:21
different Patterns of influence 128 drrayeye 12-Sep-19 03:02
Re: different Patterns of influence 131 Thanos5150 12-Sep-19 03:14
Re: different Patterns of influence 155 drrayeye 12-Sep-19 03:42
Seriously? 176 Barbelo 09-Sep-19 22:34
modern psycholinguistic considerations 119 drrayeye 17-Sep-19 20:43
Re: modern psycholinguistic considerations 121 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-19 22:06
further cognitive limits on alphabet construction 120 drrayeye 21-Sep-19 20:07
HW CM Y CN RD THS? 124 drrayeye 24-Sep-19 20:32
Re: HW CM Y CN RD THS? 107 Eddie Larry 24-Sep-19 20:49
Some of the answers 136 drrayeye 25-Sep-19 01:58
Re: Some of the answers 116 Eddie Larry 04-Oct-19 15:01
Re: Some of the answers 105 drrayeye 05-Oct-19 06:01
Hypothesis 107 drrayeye 04-Oct-19 04:26
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 111 seasmith 07-Oct-19 03:37
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 126 seasmith 07-Oct-19 03:44
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 104 drrayeye 08-Oct-19 06:55
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 95 seasmith 10-Oct-19 00:27
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 97 drrayeye 11-Oct-19 03:22
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 95 seasmith 12-Oct-19 01:39
Could you add 91 drrayeye 12-Oct-19 02:14
History of the alphabet 87 Sirfiroth 12-Oct-19 02:59
Re: History of the alphabet 84 drrayeye 12-Oct-19 04:00
Re: History of the alphabet 81 Eddie Larry 12-Oct-19 04:05
Re: History of the alphabet 89 drrayeye 12-Oct-19 06:32
Re: History of the alphabet 91 Eddie Larry 12-Oct-19 14:52
Re: History of the alphabet 87 drrayeye 13-Oct-19 05:06
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 109 cladking 13-Oct-19 02:44
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 116 cladking 13-Oct-19 13:24
Psycholinguistics 82 drrayeye 15-Oct-19 19:36
Re: Psycholinguistics 88 cladking 15-Oct-19 20:17
Re: Psycholinguistics 209 drrayeye 16-Oct-19 01:15
Re: Psycholinguistics 83 cladking 27-Oct-19 14:51
Re: Psycholinguistics 77 drrayeye 03-Nov-19 02:04
Re: Psycholinguistics 65 cladking 03-Nov-19 14:36
Infants, Babies, and young children 67 drrayeye 03-Nov-19 23:02
Re: Infants, Babies, and young children 73 cladking 04-Nov-19 15:10
Re: Infants, Babies, and young children 75 drrayeye 04-Nov-19 17:21
Re: Infants, Babies, and young children 89 cladking 05-Nov-19 01:57
Re: Infants, Babies, and young children 118 drrayeye 05-Nov-19 18:40
Speechery & Glyphery 80 seasmith 03-Nov-19 04:02
Re: Speechery & Glyphery 71 cladking 03-Nov-19 15:02
Sign, symbol, and meaning: linguistic relativity 68 drrayeye 03-Nov-19 23:25
Re: Who invented the first syllabic alphabet? 92 seasmith 13-Oct-19 17:20
Do you have an example of an alphabet that is Not syllabic ? 89 drrayeye 13-Oct-19 22:46
I'm familiar with Rohl 86 drrayeye 13-Oct-19 23:12
Re: I'm familiar with Rohl 92 seasmith 13-Oct-19 23:53
Re: I'm familiar with Rohl 93 drrayeye 14-Oct-19 02:15
Re: I'm familiar with Rohl 96 seasmith 14-Oct-19 18:29
Re: I'm familiar with Rohl 85 drrayeye 14-Oct-19 19:21
Ancient written symbols 92 drrayeye 17-Oct-19 01:01
Summary: part one 90 drrayeye 20-Oct-19 07:12
Re: Summary: part two 86 drrayeye 27-Oct-19 06:36
Re: Summary: part one 82 cladking 27-Oct-19 14:30


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