From: William J Poser (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 21 2009 - 17:42:35 CDT
>What's more surprising, the character is not that obscure. I asked my
>Chinese friend (he's from Taiwan, if that matters) without showing him
>the article, "do you know the character cheng, written like three
>horses"? He immediately said, "yes, it means to run very fast".
Not so surprising, I think. Due to the simplification of the writing
system, most people in Mainland China are familiar with considerably
fewer characters than are their counterparts in Taiwan. Obscure in
Mainland China need not be obscure elsewhere.
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