Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme
spam at thalassa.informatimago.com
Wed Oct 8 22:17:48 CEST 2003
Alexander Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> writes:
> Pascal Bourguignon <spam at thalassa.informatimago.com> writes:
> > Well, I would say that kanji is badly designed, compared to latin
> > alphabet. The voyels are composed with consones (with diacritical
> > marks) and consones are written following four or five groups with
> > additional diacritical marks to distinguish within the groups. It's
> > more a phonetic code than a true alphabet.
> Huh? You seem to be confused (BTW French is misleading here: it's vowels and
> consonants in English). *Kanji* are not phonetic, you seem to be talking about
Yes, I was. Thank you.
> And the blanket claim that Japanese spelling in kana is badly designed
> compared to say, English orthography seems really rather dubious to me.
I was criticising the graphical aspect on a discrimination stand-point.
For example, the difference between the latin glyphs for "ka" and "ga"
is bigger than that between the corresponding kana glyphs.
But it does not matter since the topic was kanji...
Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in reality.
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