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Re: What does this green blob mean?

William W. Plummer
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 10-10-2004
Dick Stouffer wrote:

> See attachment.
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> I get this green blob image at various times.
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> What does it mean?
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> Is there a common thread to all these occurrences?
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> -Dick Stouffer
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It means that we are confusing ourselves because we can't read and write
words anymore. So we draw pictures. The problem is that we can't
make a dictionary of pictures -- what follows what? Note that Kanji
(Chinese character language) has this problem. In the end the reader
must simply learn something like 5000 symbols to be literate.

Dick Stouffer
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 10-11-2004

"William W. Plummer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
| Dick Stouffer wrote:
|
| > See attachment.
| >
| > I get this green blob image at various times.
| >
| > What does it mean?
| >
| > Is there a common thread to all these occurrences?
| >
| > -Dick Stouffer
| >
| >
| > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
| >
| It means that we are confusing ourselves because we can't read and write
| words anymore. So we draw pictures. The problem is that we can't
| make a dictionary of pictures -- what follows what? Note that Kanji
| (Chinese character language) has this problem. In the end the reader
| must simply learn something like 5000 symbols to be literate.

I believe Kanji is the Japanese charater set, William

William W. Plummer
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 10-11-2004
Dick Stouffer wrote:
> "William W. Plummer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> | Dick Stouffer wrote:
> |
> | > See attachment.
> | >
> | > I get this green blob image at various times.
> | >
> | > What does it mean?
> | >
> | > Is there a common thread to all these occurrences?
> | >
> | > -Dick Stouffer
> | >
> | >
> | > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> | >
> | It means that we are confusing ourselves because we can't read and write
> | words anymore. So we draw pictures. The problem is that we can't
> | make a dictionary of pictures -- what follows what? Note that Kanji
> | (Chinese character language) has this problem. In the end the reader
> | must simply learn something like 5000 symbols to be literate.
>
> I believe Kanji is the Japanese charater set, William

I'm far from being an expert, but I believe "Kanji" literally means
"Chinese character". The Japanese based their language on a subset of
Chinese. To cope with the dictionary and pronounciation problems,
Japanese invented two phonetic alphabets, Hiragana and Katakana.