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Chinese—A Logosyllabic Script

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity

Chinese—A Logosyllabic Script

Taught by Professor Marc Zender | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

In continuous use for almost 3,400 years, the Chinese script and its derivatives are used by more than 1.5 billon people around the world. Examine popular myths about Chinese writing as you discover the earliest origins and evolutions of Chinese characters (known as Hanzi), and differentiate between the five sign groups found in Chinese.

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j********m
September 22, 2017
we couldn't get some native speakers to speak some of the languages? He was completely tone deaf. Otherwise he was a good lecturer. He is right in the sense that Mandarin speakers can't read Japanese literature but as a Mandarin reader I can read and understand most of the nouns in a Japanese text. Granted its not 100% understanding but the characters provide some context

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m********t
April 4, 2017

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