How Zhou Youguang Invented Pinyin

How Zhou Youguang Invented Pinyin
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The Chinese language uses non-phonetic characters, which means that a reader can't tell how a word is pronounced by looking at its written form. For readers facing unfamiliar Chinese words, life was rough -- at least, that is, until Zhou Youguang.

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How Zhou Youguang Invented Pinyin

How Zhou Youguang Invented Pinyin