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vi? --Connel MacKenzie 08:28, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
- Vietnam, like other countries in China's sphere of influence, used to use Classical Chinese for a lot of writing, and also to use Chinese characters for native writing. "Han tu" are characters that weren't used for native writing, but we probably still want to include them because different countries pronounced these characters differently, so Classical Chinese words have Vietnamese pronunciations, Japanese pronunciations, and so on. (These fall into a larger umbrella called "readings", and it can be quite complicated; in modern Japanese the same "kanji" — Chinese character for Japanese — will often have a "Chinese reading" and a "Japanese reading", with some expressions using the one and some using the other.) In the case of "han tu" I'm not sure if it makes more sense to list the character as Vietnamese, though, or to give its Vietnamese reading somewhere in one of the other language sections. —RuakhTALK 15:48, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
- Seems to have been cleaned up --Volants 14:20, 20 November 2009 (UTC)