Some of you might have seen this before in various forms, but here I refer to the one on pinyin.info.
Of course, anyone who knows a bit about Chinese characters could come up with a load of reasons why that is a load of bullshit. I give you the following facts (or if they're not facts, correct me with citations) which may be used to disprove the bullshit:
- The first Chinese characters are pictograms and ideograms. These varied in "stroke count," even when written (or carved or whatever) the same way.
- When they became glyphs, their usage and writing became arbitrary, and still varied.
- When compound characters were created, writing still varied.
- Only during the Ming Dynasty (i.e. late after the development of kaishu) did anyone reasonably care about stroke count.
- Different variants may have different stroke counts.
- The Kangxi dictionary method is only one method of counting strokes.
Give one reason why the chart is bullshit.