2013-03-18 — Good Characters (Leave a message)
“There’s been a rising dissatisfaction with current language teaching methods in China, but scientists think they may have an answer.”
“Chinese characters aren’t really as arbitrary and bewilderingly diverse as they might seem. For one thing, they are made up of a fairly limited number of sub-characters or radicals, which themselves are composed of a set of standard marks, or strokes. What’s more, the radicals often contain clues about meaning or pronunciation, or both.”
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