Sunday, February 11, 2018

[emihqled] Acronyms in ideographic languages

Acronyms in languages like Japanese and Chinese can be far richer than those with small alphabets.  Inspired by 全 日本 食品 株式会社 (All Japan Food Corporation), which can be abbreviated 全日食 which could be interpreted to mean "total solar eclipse".  This is similar to an acronym spelling out a real word in English, but the space of real words possible in a small number of characters is much larger with kanji.

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