Learning Chinese through Group-Character Analyses 1
7.5"x 10", 187 pages, paperback. Chinese language is a language with a clear pronunciation and largely unvariable short and simple word forms. The tonal qualities of the language render its information capacity larger than other non-tonal languages. Written Chinese follows certain rules which shape the characters. A dozen simple strokes make up more than 200 "root"characters, of which no more than 100 are commonly used and alone will enable the student to recognize 40 percent of the characters in current publications. Vol. 1 of 3.