[ExI] need a new word/suffix
atymes at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 00:43:42 UTC 2016
On Jan 12, 2016 11:02 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> The Chinese (as far as I know) have nothing analogous to Japan’s Romaji.
It's called pinyin. However, it was a mid-20th century invention, vs.
romaji in its mostly current form dating to when Japan's isolation was
ended in the 19th, and was reluctantly (it took the Communist takeover to
pull it off) adopted after seeing how Japan benefitted. It is also
somewhat more complicated. Both China and Japan had thoughts about this
around 1600, but then Japan sealed itself off and China apparently lost
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