China Invented English Language 700 Years Before Western World

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  1. Chinatown

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    BEIJING—Shedding new light on the origins of the world’s most popular language, an international team of linguists announced Thursday that a newly uncovered manuscript confirms China invented both spoken and written English 700 years before the Western world. “These remarkably well-preserved bamboo slips appear to show that Zhou dynasty scholars developed the English tongue as far back as the third century BC, long before the language arose in Britain,” said Li Zhang, a professor of comparative linguistics who examined the text, which outlines the alphabet and basic grammar rules of English, in addition to including the first known uses of words such as “barbecue” and “philanthropy.” “By the time Anglo–Saxons began cobbling together their language from Latin, French, and Germanic sources, the Chinese had already mastered it. There are even some passages in this manuscript that appear eerily similar to the work of Shakespeare, though they are of far superior quality.” Li went on to explain that the Chinese gradually abandoned the English language, finding its 26-letter alphabet too limiting and opting instead for the convenience of Mandarin’s more than 50,000 characters.
     
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  3. LoneRanger

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    #### the Chinese invented everything it seems.o_O
     
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    Al Gore invented the Chinese.
     
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  5. LoneRanger

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    well the Chinese invented Al Gore. So…..


    which came first?
     
  6. nredfor88

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    Fascinating. Where did you see that article?
     
  7. LoneRanger

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    the remarkably well preserved bamboo slips, had me convinced they did.
     
  8. SmallPackage

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    Yet they don’t speak it themselves. Guess it’s still easier after all these years to draw chicken scratch symbols. Lol!
     
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    Languages aren't invented...
     
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    Pig Latin was.
     
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