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Why is there is Asian writing?
« on: December 21, 2020, 04:39:05 PM »
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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 04:42:30 PM »
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  • Above Facebook there is Asian writing. 
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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #2 on: December 21, 2020, 04:55:24 PM »
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  • It could be a social media network that was created by an Asian company, like LINE, which was created by a Japanese company and is highly popular in that country. 


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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2020, 05:08:39 PM »
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  • The answer to the question in the title is “because there are Asians”.

    There are many asian scripts and they are different from each other as chalk and cheese.

    The asian script posted does not seem Japanese. It is possibly Korean because of the circular figure.

    See here:
    https://www.lingualift.com/blog/tell-chinese-japanese-korean-apart/


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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #4 on: December 21, 2020, 08:21:45 PM »
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  • The answer to the question in the title is “because there are Asians”.

    There are many asian scripts and they are different from each other as chalk and cheese.

    The asian script posted does not seem Japanese. It is possibly Korean because of the circular figure.

    See here:
    https://www.lingualift.com/blog/tell-chinese-japanese-korean-apart/
    It's definitely Korean.  I don't know Korean but I can recognize it.

    Chinese and Japanese use some of the same characters (though pronounced differently and may mean totally different things), but you can easily distinguish Japanese because it looks more "threadbare", if I had to think of a word, many less-complicated characters like simple strokes.  Chinese looks more "dense" by comparison.  Japanese is a mash-up of several different types of characters, kind of like if a European language used Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek characters all together to denote different sounds.  That is an imperfect analogy, and does not exist, but that is about as closely as I can characterize Japanese.


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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 09:07:44 PM »
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  • It's definitely Korean.  I don't know Korean but I can recognize it.

    Chinese and Japanese use some of the same characters (though pronounced differently and may mean totally different things), but you can easily distinguish Japanese because it looks more "threadbare", if I had to think of a word, many less-complicated characters like simple strokes.  Chinese looks more "dense" by comparison.  Japanese is a mash-up of several different types of characters, kind of like if a European language used Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek characters all together to denote different sounds.  That is an imperfect analogy, and does not exist, but that is about as closely as I can characterize Japanese.
    Fascinating!
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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #6 on: December 21, 2020, 09:53:31 PM »
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  • Fascinating!
    ありがとうございました


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    That is recognizably Japanese, and is exactly what I'm talking about.  Again, compared to Chinese, it looks less dense, more "slender" and graceful.

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 10:24:49 PM »
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  • Fascinating!
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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 09:54:38 AM »
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  • OP should focus on her English first.
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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #9 on: December 22, 2020, 04:43:38 PM »
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  • Japanese has a total of 4 character sets they use -

    Kanji - 1,950 total - Chinese characters. Express whole words or ideas, or the roots of verbs, etc. There are only ~1950 official ones, but many more in archaic usage that natives know and can read/write. You need to know 1950 of them to read a newspaper.
    Hiragana - 46 of these - smooth script posted above -- each letter represents a syllable. Used to spell out how to pronounce Kanji, particles, and word endings.
    Katakana - 46 of these - 1:1 with Hiragana, only more angular and used to sound out foreign words. But sometimes it's best to just use
    Roumaji - "Roman letters" - 26 of course. Used when exotic or foreign is what you're after. Modern Japanese are fascinated by English, and they all take English in High School the way we take 2-3 years of Spanish or French.

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #10 on: December 22, 2020, 04:50:39 PM »
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  • Here's an interesting highlight from Wikipedia:

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #11 on: December 22, 2020, 06:41:39 PM »
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  • I followed the link. It's just KakaoTalk, a South Korean messaging app. Why it appears for people outside South Korea, I don't know, but it's harmless nevertheless.

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #12 on: December 23, 2020, 02:56:58 AM »
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  • Japanese has a total of 4 character sets they use -

    Kanji - 1,950 total - Chinese characters. Express whole words or ideas, or the roots of verbs, etc. There are only ~1950 official ones, but many more in archaic usage that natives know and can read/write. You need to know 1950 of them to read a newspaper.
    Hiragana - 46 of these - smooth script posted above -- each letter represents a syllable. Used to spell out how to pronounce Kanji, particles, and word endings.
    Katakana - 46 of these - 1:1 with Hiragana, only more angular and used to sound out foreign words. But sometimes it's best to just use
    Roumaji - "Roman letters" - 26 of course. Used when exotic or foreign is what you're after. Modern Japanese are fascinated by English, and they all take English in High School the way we take 2-3 years of Spanish or French.

    I could go on about Japanese all day, since it's probably my strongest 2nd language. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
    Are you familiar with Japanese?
    I heard there are 3 levels of politeness for saying "thank you" in Japanese. What are they ?

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #13 on: December 23, 2020, 03:08:18 AM »
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  • Japanese does have much more complicated methods of politeness levels than say, in French or Spanish. There are far many more pronouns, including one to be mean with someone.

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    Re: Why is there is Asian writing?
    « Reply #14 on: December 23, 2020, 08:45:08 AM »
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  • Are you familiar with Japanese?
    I heard there are 3 levels of politeness for saying "thank you" in Japanese. What are they ?
    I don't have much formal training. I didn't sit in a classroom and learn "the 3 ways of saying thank you".

    But let's put it this way, you could say

    SANKYUU -- basically "thank you" -- very casual
    doumo
    arigatou
    doumo arigatou
    arigatou gozaimashita <--- there's one of the higher levels
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