Peter T. Daniels scripsit:

> > 4. logosyllabary: structural units represent syllables and/or
> > morphemes (e.g. Chinese ideographs)"
> Why "and/or"?

Certainly there are now many Chinese words in which the hanzi are functioning as
mere syllabograms, from the classical hudie to the modern bu'ershuwike; in
addition, there are more marginal cases like mamahuhu and dongxi.

No theoretical schema can precisely carve the complexities of the Real World
into neat little chunks.

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