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154286Re: German with Hanzi/Kanji/Hanja?

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  • Tristan McLeay
    Aug 1, 2008
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      On 01/08/08 05:38:15, Alex Fink wrote:
      > On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:39:15 +0200, Henrik Theiling
      > <theiling@...> wrote:
      > >Hi!
      > >
      > >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
      > really
      > >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
      > Indo-European,
      > not just German, but I recall a fair amount of thought having gone
      > into it.
      > http://wiki.frath.net/Hangraphy

      I can't speak for Henrik, but my idea of applying it to English is
      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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