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To your point about there being no reason for Taiwanese to study it, you are just flat out wrong. Loads and loads of people in the business community understand it and use it , because they are visiting China a lot. It takes no time to study.[/quote]
I didn’t say that; you’re putting words in my mouth. I merely said that people won’t learn a phonetic system because they might one day be stuck on a computer without zhuyin or other similar minor hypothetical situations.
If it takes no time to study, then an alternate system with only a few different letters surely takes no time to study for someone already familiar with one system (not to mention probably totally familiar with the Roman alphabet.)
You seem completely oblivious that hyp is the standard in the UN and for Chinese learning globally. This isn’t 1995 anymore, we live in an increasingly sinicized world and loads of people know Pinyin but can’t really read Chinese.
I’m not oblivious to that at all. Not sure why you’re saying I am.
And loads of these people complain
I am saying that complaints are overblown and desires of a country to use a particular system for their own language carry weight.
Taiwan needs to use one system. Ideally they will use HYP as that is the global standard. It’s not a political issue, it has nothing to do with Taiwan’s political situation. It doesn’t change anything. It’s not political
It is as can clearly be seen by the political wrangling over it. I think we’re rehashing, so unless something new comes up I’ll leave it there.