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This is pretty neat. I didn't know ancient chinese had so many rolling R's.



Y'know...usually in time travel or crossover fics to settings in ancient eras never consider the dialect barrier. Of course it's so you don't want to bog down the plot. But still...

Other awesomeness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdO3IP0Pro8

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Date: 2016-08-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cashew
Interestingly, the one thing that came to mind was: But we can still use written language to communicate!! Because, y'know, Chinese writing hasn't changed that much. XD

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Date: 2016-08-11 12:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cashew
There are still people who can write traditional! Most phones will let you decide what kind of input you want to use. Hell, just get a smartphone (plus solar charger of course) and you can totally communicate! XD

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Date: 2016-08-11 01:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cashew
Also, thanks to this video, I just spent 3 hours watching Xidnaf's channel about languages, instead of being productive and working on game.

=.=

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Date: 2016-08-11 12:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cashew
Is code language?

Answer: Yes!

Now I'm off to watch why she thinks BASIC is a bad thing to teach in CompSci...

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Date: 2016-08-12 12:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cashew
Yeah, no, this issue is definitely political.

Personally, I, too, would rather people focus on seeing the importance of a foreign language that has more than 60 years of culture. (Okay, I'm short changing CompSci a bit here, but really, real programing languages didn't come about 'till late 20th century, so whatever.) Although how much learning a foreign language can actually change the xenophobic attitudes is up for debate. But any exposure to other culture is only a good thing.

As for computer code itself classifying as a foreign language, I think we can probably make the argument that AI doesn't have a nationality, so it can't really be considered a "foreign" language with respect to national boundaries and stuff.
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