Thursday, July 14, 2005

"English is an inferior language"

Pinyin news » “Crazy English” and Chinese nationalism:
' "English is merely a tool for earning money. It’s an inferior language that relies on an alphabet with just 26 letters. How can it even compare to our language, with a sea of Chinese characters?”
So cackled a loudspeaker recently on the grounds of a junior high school in a tiny town in China’s southern Hebei province.'

Scary stuff. Incidentally, this is a great blog about Chinese languages and related issues.

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