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    notspamming

    Four words: Proto-Indo-European language.

    jskind

    Chinese is language, but Indian isn’t? Yes i know they are not languages but graphic.

    GimpyChinaman

    Mandarin and Cantonese &c. are considerably more similar to each other than Hindi and Telegu &c, so yeah, “Chinese” is a language but “Indian” isn’t. For example, something written in “Chinese” by a native Wu speaker is still easily readable by a native Min Zhong speaker; the characters and syntax are pretty much the same (yeah, traditional v.s. simplified written Chinese are different, but that is not regional, it is more a matter of era/politics). On the other hand, Hindi/Urdu and Tamil use different alphabets with different rules of syntax; a native speaker of one would not necessarily be able… Read more »