Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lost Language Found in China, 'a highly more advanced language than the existing Chinese', Expert said.

Oracle Bone Script
The news reports:

" Yesterday, a team of archeologists from the Oxford University has found a large stone slab in an island situated at the south coast of China, showing 'a highly more advanced language than the existing Chinese', said Dr. Liang, the head archeologist. 

The discovery, described in the Journal of Archeology, shows the first times that a lost civilization has once co - existed with the Chinese culture in the Mainland. 

'The characters are similar to Simplified Chinese but present greater complexity and far more beautiful pattern', said Tong Man - wu, the director of the Beijing - based National Calligraphy Institute 

That leads to the question - what caused the demise of this civilization? It was believed that colonization from the Mainland China has slowly replaced it with the present Simplified Chinese system. 'It's a pity', said Dr. Liang, 'It seems Chinese culture has gone backward'. "

Government Poster in Simplified
The above report is a wholly invented news but it won't take long before you might really see it in the newspaper when we do not uphold the cores of Chinese culture - Traditional Chinese and Cantonese. 

All signs point to one direction: simplified (handicapped) Chinese is slowly encroaching into Hong Kong.   The media already reported the use of simplified chinese in government street signs at Sheung Shui. (news here

It can't be excused as blunder when another government poster used handicapped Chinese as well. (Picture on the right)

Another weapon that the Communist China employed to substitute Traditional Chinese and Cantonese is the huge exodus of Mainland Chinese. It is an horror to see from a government source that children whose parents are not Hong Konger have increased from 1.3% in 2001 to 36. 9% in 2010 (data below) - the beginning of the colonization. 

Birth Rate 

Nothing less is clearer when Stephen Lam, the Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong, told us 'to look positively at the new influx of Chinese immigrants' who will prove to be 'new blood' of the population. (news here)

While Outer Mongolians use the Russian Cyrus character; Thailand adopts the Indian Sanskrit; English, French, German, Spanish and Italian share the Latin script, China develops her own beautiful Chinese characters - in which the illiterate peasant - classed Communist Chineses are quick to abandon.

In the movie The Flying Sword of Dragon Gate (龍門飛甲 ), the ancient Xi Xia characters (西夏文) in the stone slab have been so little known and so badly eroded by sand that they can hardly be recognized.

Not long, Traditional Chinese and Cantonese will become like Xi Xia language - destroyed and forgotten.


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Tso William said...

hi anonymous,
i believe english is a good way to promote hk affairs to non - chinese speakers.
beside, english is the only medium i am confident enough to write articles, even though i love chinese culture a lot.

標少 said...


I feel that Anonymous is too harsh. The language used to express oneself has nothing to do with your cultural value. The two are not in conflict. Sinologist also write a lot of academic articles in English.

I prefer to write in Chinese in my blog not because my Chinese is good. I just feel more comfortable. My intended readers are also Chinese. It is as simple as that.


Tso William said...

Hi Bill,

I agree with your viewpoint. I remember reading Shakespeare's Hamlet in Chinese while my friend read Jin Yong's novels in English and we both enjoy reading them. I think different languages won't stop us from enjoying a culture.


Tim said...

I think 西夏 characters disappeared not because of immigration from mainland, but Mongolian invasion. Mongolians ordered complete devastation of the cities and massacre of all citizens, regardless of age and gender. China is also one of the victims of the Yellow Peril. It is said there was no China after "Yuan dynasty", and I think it's quite true. See also