Language Genes, Blue Jeans, and the DNA of Culture…

chinese-calendar-zodiac-symbolsIt’s easy to see how written alphabetic language becomes ideographic language, reading too fast to even notice the little spaces between vowels and consonants, much less the little gaps between verbs and nouns, so in that sense Chinese ideograms, originating from pictures, are ahead of the pack, just not conducive to the learning by increments of an alphabet imitating sound more or less. All alphabets originated from pictures, but quickly changed plans. Is there a single Chinese character to give the same meaning as ROTFLMFAO? I bet it looks like a dog…

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