Skype Learn Chinese--the bridge: A New Way to Mandarin Chinese

This book is written for English-speaking students who are taking Skype Learn Chinese courses. A basic level vocabulary and understanding of Chinese grammar and culture is presented in this Skype Learn Chinese series. It is an effort to introduce the Skype Learn Chinese students to the  language by explaining its basic principles in simple steps. The purpose is to prepare the student with a foundation on which to build, with confidence, its ensuing complexities.

Skype Learn Chinese  A New Way to Mandarin Chinese Lesson 9

History of Pictograms

A Summary

Skype Learn Chinese  A New Way to Mandarin Chinese Lesson 9 Part I

 Pottery shards from the Yangshao culture, Anyang, Henan, 4800-2000 BCE, have incised drawings of objects that are presumed to represent family emblems or totems.Skype Learn Chinese will help you understand the cultural inpact of pottery. It is imagined that these pictographs were talked about and that the words naming the objects became connected to them in such a way that the object brought the name to mind and vise-versa. Thus the drawing of the object began to represent a spoken word. Skype Learn Chinese class will help you understand the Chinese words which are influenced by the ancient drawing.This is called a pictogram in Skype Learn Chinese class, and drawing pictograms in sequence made it possible to build up a story from them. Skype Learn Chinese can introduce you the story about them in you Skype Learn Chiense process.That was probably how the written language began to develop and presented in your Skype Learn Chinese class, Just for the fun of it? Skype Learn Chinese crew will help you to have more fun in your Skype Learn Chinese class.



The pictograms became more stylized, the more they were drawn or written, and that's how it remained until someone at the Court of the Shang dynasty (1650 - 1100 BC) saw the benefit of a written record  over a verbal order, because the next step in the development of the language was taken by Shang scribes or scholars.How time flies, now we are using Skype Learn Chinese on the Internet. Our Skype Learn Chinese class includs the development of Chinese characters, and the development process of Skype Learn Chinese. Not a long list of individual items but a short list of general topics.In Skype Learn Chinese, we are providing you some daily Chinese topic for you. You can learn some language skills in your Skype Learn Chinese learning process. The five elements, the sun and moon, man, animals, plants, mountains, and rivers and that sort of thing. All these objects could be drawn as pictograms and they will be talked about in your Skype Learn Chinese class, etc. which they either made up, or chose from pictograms that could represent the verb action in Skype Learn Chinese, etc. and also had the same spoken-word sound that the verbs from Skype Learn Chinese, etc. had in the spoken language. In this way a written language began to be formed by stylized pictograms that sound-words from the spoken language had been assigned to. This is what can be seen written on the Skype Learn Chinese.



This written sequence of pictograms was intuitive, rather than specific. Each Skype Learn Chinese class provideds a set of associated ideas, which became specific in the context of the Skype Learn Chinese. This means that each pictogram had a meaning as a stand-alone word that described it as an object, but also was an intuitive idea for one of a variety of associated meanings in Skype Learn Chinese, when the pictogram was put into the context of a story from Skype Learn Chiense. This may sound confusing but it simply follows the way the mind works: intuitively by associated connections with Skype Learn Chinese. Note the simplified sentence from an early tortoiseshell divination. A pictograph of a bronze vessel donated to a temple as a thanksgiving offering to a family's ancestors, carries the association of a connection to the 'other' world, as well as generosity, beauty, thanks etc. The sun represents ideas of daily life, brightness, the Earthly world. The day name. Let's say it stands for Thursday and it would include an association to its position in a sixty day cycle. Rain. The bird that got away. This is a pictograph of an abstract idea. It will also be talked in you Skype Learn Chinese It means "No". (Didn't catch it. No dinner). Rain. So, "The other world, today, Thursday, so and so day in the cycle, rain not rain." For, 'the other world', the Court would read, 'Questioning ancestor', or 'Divination'. So this is a divination, to find out if it will rain today, and after applying heat to points on the tortoiseshell, the cracks will provide the ancestor's answer. (The basic idea of the divination being that the diviner has no possible way to influence the outcome of the divination). 

The Skype Learn Chinese class is influenced by pictograms. In you Skype Learn Chinese class, you will have a chance to enjoy the history of Chinese pictograms.

Skype Learn Chinese  A New Way to Mandarin Chinese Lesson 9 Part II

The spoken language is as old as Man and a million years before history dawned in China, ‘Man-erectus’ lived as families in caves and temporary shelters that allowed them to track the herds and follow the seasons, hunting and gathering fruits and berries, tubers and greens. Stone tools, that dated to 1.36 million years ago were discovered in Shanxi Province, north central China, a mainly mountainous region of the “Yellow River Valley”.Till now we have a new way to Learn Chinese spoken language by Skype Learn Chinese. By using Skype Learn Chinese method, you could get the essence of the development of Chinese.


Further to the west, in the razorback ’Helan’ mountains, a gorge strewn with large boulders has carvings dated to 6000BC. There are over 2000 of them, representing the sun, moon, stars, animals, hunting, plants and people. Here, artists devoted time and energy to pictures of powerful forces in the lives of the people.In Skype Learn Chinese, your teacher devotes time and hard work for your improvement in your Skype Learn Chinese learning process. This is the earliest sign of ’picture writing’ that has been discovered in China, yet story-tellers wove their ’verbal’  tales of heroes and villains,and in your Skype Learn Chinese class, you will be the story teller foe your own. the “good” and the “bad”, life’s yin and yang, as soon as Man began sitting around fires for cooking, and, of course, fire was a powerful ‘friend’ far earlier than this. Skype Learn Chinese earliest ’ashes’ dated 1.27 million years ago, in the same area, but, as the student will learn, ‘written’ and ‘verbal’ are different languages, in Skype Learn Chiense (unlike English where one represents the other).



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