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Stop the Abolition of Traditional Chinese Characters
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Posted 3/26/08

Sanjuliko wrote:

http://www.gopetition.com/region/237/8314.html

plz go here ti sign the petition to stop the abolition of traditional chinese.

it is NOT a choice of either simplified or traditional but whether to keep traditional or not.

a lot of ppl believe the it is easier w/ simplified but that is only in pronouncng but not meaning. the culture n history of china has always lied within the traditional n we've been using since like forever so we should stop it. we do not want to be lazy ppl who have to learn traditional chinese from a japanese class, another country. that hurts nationalism!!!! read the article. it explains it even more detaily


what do u mean "is easier w/ simplified but that is only in pronouncng but not meaning"...it doesn't matter if the characters are traditional or simplified the pronouncation is the same.....right now in china, mostly all writings are written in simplifed form anyways and ppl don't really use traditional unless in school...so it's sorta going out of style...but i agree that it shouldn't be banned from china..however, the fact is simplifed characters are faster to write and more common..so ppl like it better
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I think traditional Chinese is important. Simplified Chinese is good for people who are learning it as a foreign language, but traditional really holds a lot of history and... er... stuff behind it. So yeah, both are important. That's why I learn both (it's tough!)

Posted 3/26/08

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Sanjuliko wrote:

http://www.gopetition.com/region/237/8314.html

plz go here ti sign the petition to stop the abolition of traditional chinese.

it is NOT a choice of either simplified or traditional but whether to keep traditional or not.

a lot of ppl believe the it is easier w/ simplified but that is only in pronouncng but not meaning. the culture n history of china has always lied within the traditional n we've been using since like forever so we should stop it. we do not want to be lazy ppl who have to learn traditional chinese from a japanese class, another country. that hurts nationalism!!!! read the article. it explains it even more detaily


Spsst guess what. China is communist. They will change it whether you like it or not.


hell yeah i agree....no one gives a shit either

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Posted 3/26/08
thts rite. both r important. but it is wrong to totally kill it. thts lik burning our history books. im not sayiing tht everyone should rite in trad. r learn trad. but just keep it for those who would like to have it
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Posted 3/28/08
I don't care if we have simplified or not..
just i hope the traditional dosent fade out and people not learn it.
Posted 3/28/08
Keep traditional Chinese characters!
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i don't really like simplified. it doesn't look as "chinese" as traditional. i write only in traditional anyways.
Posted 3/28/08
Online petitions rarely work.
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School only taught me simplified chinese. o-o
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Posted 3/28/08

Sanjuliko wrote:

http://www.gopetition.com/region/237/8314.html

plz go here ti sign the petition to stop the abolition of traditional chinese.

it is NOT a choice of either simplified or traditional but whether to keep traditional or not.

a lot of ppl believe the it is easier w/ simplified but that is only in pronouncng but not meaning. the culture n history of china has always lied within the traditional n we've been using since like forever so we should stop it. we do not want to be lazy ppl who have to learn traditional chinese from a japanese class, another country. that hurts nationalism!!!! read the article. it explains it even more detaily


Ok I agree that traditional hanzi shouldn't be abolished but when I read the partition and went to sign, it read

"We, the undersigned, are appalled by the abolishment of Traditional Chinese in UN documents. This is an act of annihilation of the culture and history of the Chinese people.

Both Traditional and Simplified Chinese are of extreme significance and should be recognized equally on the international level and by UN. "

Isn't it simply talking about using simplified Chinese only in the UN Documents?

Personally as someone learning both Chinese and Japanese I find the traditional characters easier to understand. There is no way the UN could make Traditional characters be abolished in China, that's completely unreasonable.

I would also like to add that I find it really sad and pathetic how people have reacted to this thread. When it's something of no importance or just talking about sex everyone is happy, but when it comes to something which is traditionally and culturally important to millions of people (who just happen to not be you at the moment) you want the thread shut down.

I wonder how you ignorant and self obsessed people would like it if internet slang was outlawed and you were made by law to right in standard english, with correct grammer as well. Most of you couldn't even write properly, correct? Another possibility, what if a law was passed that said American English would be abolished and you would have to write and spell in British English. How would you like that?
Posted 3/28/08
I prefer traditional things too, but I can't go against the brainless mass either... ahh.... which should is choose
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Posted 3/28/08

Sanjuliko wrote:

http://www.gopetition.com/region/237/8314.html

plz go here ti sign the petition to stop the abolition of traditional chinese.

it is NOT a choice of either simplified or traditional but whether to keep traditional or not.

a lot of ppl believe the it is easier w/ simplified but that is only in pronouncng but not meaning. the culture n history of china has always lied within the traditional n we've been using since like forever so we should stop it. we do not want to be lazy ppl who have to learn traditional chinese from a japanese class, another country. that hurts nationalism!!!! read the article. it explains it even more detaily


You ma'am, clearly don't know much about Chinese History don't you?

China have over 2,000 years of recored history, and tales told down generations and generations. Of course, the writing also changes over time.

e.g:


this is just another part of that. times have changed and people want to save time in writing. The old writing is much more complicated and takes longer time to write. Its' like how we say "Lol" instead of "laugh out loud". It still means the same thing, it still comes from the same family of root words.

so what's wrong with that?

if you like the old writing so much, why don't you write like how chinese people did around 2,000 years ago? write on bamboos using knifes. (thats' changing our history; we can go back, or if you want to you can.) and why wouldn't you do that? Because its hard and it takes time.

And we don't have enough time as humans, everything is about "Fast Fast Fast" (*points at "fast food"*)
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Well I used to live in Beijing and all I learned was simplified chinese, and sometime some minor exposure to it from grandparent. But I agree they should keep the traditional chinese as well...becuz in other part of china people write traditional, its wrong to just throw that away and its part of history as well.
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Posted 3/28/08

Hitokiri-Battoussai wrote:

get a life.....sorry but who really cares if you were to poll china im sure you would find most in favor of abolution so yea why not switch to easier characters... . . .no point in being difficult


... Those characters have been there for thousands of years, why would you stop a tradition?
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Posted 4/11/08
i read traditional chinese to learn chinese and i actually find it easier, it really shouldn't be abolished. probably as long as it's being taught in school pupils will adapt but simplified chinese was there to help people who couldn't read chinese get to learn chinese right?
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