I really believe that. You cannot have a language built on the complexity of characters and gutteral sounds that they have created and expect the world to be able to catch on. It would take LESS time to draw heiroglyphics to communicate ideas than it does to write their crazy language!
My girlfriend was learning Chinese and I had to ask her, WHAT FOR? Who needs to know?
I thought Thai language was bad… and it is. I still can’t read Thai faster than about 1 word for 6 seconds. It’s an impossible feat while driving the motorbike and trying to read a sign for laundry, gwit diao moo, or the name of a school which always starts with the same thing – rong ree-un but I can never get past the ree-un to see the actual name as I’m moving past on the motorbike. Put some spaces between words and I could read Thai 200% faster, I’m sure.
The Chinese need to learn English as soon as possible if they have any sincere hope of taking over the world and becoming the number one superpower in the next 100 years. They simply haven’t got a chance until they do…
Look at this sign… Does it make any logical sense that one need write THAT MANY LINES compared to the English? I counted them and here’s the tally…
English line segments needed to form the sentence = 32
Chinese lines to form the same sentence = 75!
Are we twice as efficient? Actually we’d be twice as efficient writing, twice as efficient reading and get things done twice as fast because we’d already be DOING whatever the instructions were while they are still trying to figure them out.
Does anyone know more about Chinese and want to enlighten us?
Anyone know both languages and think that Chinese is better?