Observations tuesday – learning characters

I was teaching Krysta her first Chinese characters and came to a realization. The old style characters are sometimes much easier to teach than the new. Take 馬 (mǎ, or horse).

The old version (馬) looks much more like a horse with 4 legs and a rider than the new, stylized . . . → Read More: Observations tuesday – learning characters

Observations tuesday – learning characters

I was teaching Krysta her first Chinese characters and came to a realization. The old style characters are sometimes much easier to teach than the new. Take 馬 (mǎ, or horse).

The old version (馬) looks much more like a horse with 4 legs and a rider than the new, stylized . . . → Read More: Observations tuesday – learning characters

Commenting Thursdays – 2011 May 26

The Case for Cursive

I read lots of historic documents and it is very difficult to read them anyway because the cursive writing was different back then. Luckily I learned using the NSW rather than the Victorian cursive system and this helps as most of the documents are written in NSW. . . . → Read More: Commenting Thursdays – 2011 May 26