[Foundation-l] 1.3 billion of humans don't have Wikipedia in their native...

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun May 22 17:17:38 UTC 2011

Please read about the Chinese language and writing system. It helps you to

On 22 May 2011 18:42, <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:

> In a message dated 5/22/2011 4:38:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> smolensk at eunet.rs writes:
> > Aren't these languages written with Chinese characters and thus their
> > speakers can read and write the Chinese Wikipedia?
> >
> All the Latin languages: Italian, French, Spanish, English, and so on are
> written with Latin characters: a, b, c, d, e and so on.  And yet the French
> cannot pick up a book in Spanish and read it.
> Just because a language is written with Chinese characters does not mean
> that the words and meanings are spoken or comprehensible by any other
> language
> user using those same characters for other words and meanings.
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