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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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Saw this beautiful Chinese calligraphy engraved on a China black granite. The two more prominent Chinese characters mean 'Being carefree'. The brush strokes are strong yet running smoothly like silk floating in the air.

The engraving is ina park on Kowloon Peninsular, the Kowloon Walled City Park.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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These two characters mean 'Forever friendship.'

The strokes are firm and strong, like the attitude real friends have for each other.
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Old Sep 23, 2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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you know i had a chinese friend in the states and i asked him how hard is it to write in chinese, and he told me probably not any harder than writing greek or english, what gets me is it seems like every word needs to be drawn, seems very hard
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The Chinese writing system follows a logographic system in which is also incorporated a phonological system. In a sense, a part of the character represents the meaning while the other part the sound.

The process of writing the Chinese character is like an architectural process and,in the my view, isquite difficult as the logographic and phological components aredifficult to pick up; there are also quite a lot of them to remember in order to write.

But, once you have enough of these different components, you are able to master both the meaning and speech sounds of the characters quite easily.

For English,we rely on the alphabets to blend the sound using the onset and rhyme principle, and this probably makes writing English easier through knowing the 26 alphabets as well as the letters for the consonants and vowels.

Better stop here as this corner is for photography, not the development of writing.

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A very interesting image
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Yes, they are. Thanks for comments.
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