Brent "Chip" Edwards (chipuni) wrote in linguaphiles,
Brent "Chip" Edwards
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Name Not On Our List? Change It, China Says.

Name Not On Our List? Change It, China Says.

This article has two interesting features for linguaphiles:

1. A lady, Ma Cheng, has a name that delights me. It's written as "Horse Horsehorsehorse".



2. The Chinese government wants to limit peoples' choice of names to 8,000 characters (a typical Chinese name has two characters.) In a country with 1.3 billion people, the bureaucracy needs to plan for many name collisions.
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