Re: The Weakness of Lisp
- From: marc spitzer <ms4720@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 20:57:04 +0000 (UTC)
On 2006-08-19, Tim Bradshaw <tfb@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2006-08-19 17:35:27 +0100, JShrager@xxxxxxxxx said:
When Kenny made this outrageous claim I went to every Chinese person in
my laboratory (5 of them at the time) and asked each of them separately
whether they thought that Chinese was hard.
If Chinese was so much harder than other languages it would probably
not be spoken by quite so many people.
From what little I know about it, its not. Saying chinese is spokenhere is like saying european is spoken here. They are a bunch of
seperate languages that share a common writing system. The only thing
that could be genericly called chinese is the offical dialect, simplafied
manderin I think, that is taught as the "common tounge" in schools.
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