The Semantic Function and Non-Substitutable of Chinese Characters

Hongyi SHEN


Chinese character can not be replaced by any other writing forms, especially phonetic script. Comparing to the phonetic script characterized linear structure, Chinese character as a semantic script characterized square structure is more suitable for Chinese, which has many homophones.


Chinese character; semantic function; phonetic script

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