Question by flyingGOAT: How did the Vietnamese composed language appear b4 the French Colony came to Vietnam?
Originally, Vietnam had its own distinct written language which began in the 13th century.However, when the French Colony came into Vietnam, their culture heavily acted upon Vietnamese composed language, thus it went democratic and the avant-garde went less.So does anyone have any links that show this original written language? I have never seen it and am concerned.According to wikipedia, the writings appeared that of Japan or China, but of course it was antithetic in its personal way.
Answer by fr.peter
Hey goat,I’m not sure of this but…I thought that before the phonetic composing of Viet Namese, it was composed utilizing Chinese Characters, but utilizing the meaning of the Chinese characters (like Japanese utilizing Chinese characters as Kanji) and utilizing the word order and word choice of talked Viet Namese. Then when it was scan, the Chinese character’s meaning was scan aloud as the Viet Namese word.From a Chinese perspective, that is what happens when Japanese kanji is read.I think this is the way; Korean was written until the attendant phonetic characters were espoused
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