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English Complication Project

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Ian_Lee

Actually English should also undergo complication. Take rice and rice-related terms for instance:

-- cooked rice

-- uncooked rice

-- rice dumpling wrapped in leaves

-- rice growing in field

-- grain still on stalk

-- rice seedling

All these single Chinese characters are equivalent to two or more English words. What a humbug!

IMHO, these English terms should all undergo complication.

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Claw

Don't forget:

-- rice porridge; rice gruel

...though there is a single word English equivalent for it: congee. Does anyone know how that term came about?

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liuzhou

'Congee' is derived from the Indian (Hindi) word 'kanji', a similar preparation.

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Machjo

Wow! Only some simplification?! English needs a sledge hammer taken to it!

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