154286Re: German with Hanzi/Kanji/Hanja?
- Aug 1, 2008On 01/08/08 05:38:15, Alex Fink wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:39:15 +0200, Henrik TheilingI can't speak for Henrik, but my idea of applying it to English is
> <theiling@...> wrote:
> >A few days ago I was discussing with a friend that I want to try
> >making a Hanzi-based writing system for German. German is not
> >suited for this, even much less than Japanese. 'not suited' here
> >meaning it will probably be fun. :-)
> Whatever came of the Hangraphy project? It was for all of
> not just German, but I recall a fair amount of thought having gone
> into it.
evidently different. In Hangraphy, characters apply to IE morphemes, so
"werewolf" and "virtue" both begin with the same character,
representing the PIE morpheme *wī-ro-. Under my system, whereas
"werewolf" might be spelt [human][wolf], "virtue" would be spelt
[virtue] or [good][quality] or something, representing the meaning (the
Chinese (variant) "人狼" and "美德" would probably work nicely).
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