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Unformatted text preview: (Cantonese) o Vietnamese is as well; Korean & Japanese are not-There is no inflection of morphology in Chinese o Nothing to indicate gender, infinitive form, etc. Writing System of China-Pictograph o They are from old carvings and bones of animals o Chinese believed in spirits involved with human life (divine guidance) o They marked off a month at every full moon-Ideograph o Idea, concept rather than pictures o Combine two characters in a sense of an idea-Combination o Involves sound and sense of pronunciation and meaning...
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- Fall '07
- Japanese, Sino-Tibetan language family, Tibetan language hae, Chinese Language Important