As a result, people in different cultures talk and also appear to think about time by mapping it onto different spatial axes mandarin chinese describes time not only horizontally but also vertically, such that the past is above and the future below ( boroditsky, 2001), and aymara places the future behind and the. In singapore, vertical writing has also become rare in taiwan, hong kong, macau, and among older overseas chinese communities, horizontal writing has been gradually adopted since the 1990s by the early 2000s, most newspapers in these areas had switched to left-to-right horizontal writing,. Traditionally, chinese is written in vertical columns from top to bottom the text runs from the right toward the left of the page modern chinese uses the familiar western layout of horizontal rows from left to right, read from the top of the page to the bottom to facilitate the horizontal writing, the stroke order of some characters. For more videos, podcasts and exercises to learn chinese please visit http://www visualmandarincom if you want to learn chinese characters, you must learn all about the basic strokes in this video alice teaches you how to write the horizontal and vertical line, this is one of the most basic chinese character. Dear korean, is korean written left to right or top to bottom kathy r it can be both like other east asian scripts like chinese or japanese, korean script may be written horizontally or vertically but in today's korea, overwhelming majority of korean is written horizontally, to be read from left to right.
Vertical writing is still used in japan, taiwan, hong kong and macau countries like singapore, malaysia and china, on the other hand, are using right-to-left horizontal writing one popular saying of the difference is countries using vertical writing are still practicing traditional chinese the complexity of. Horizontal-tb text is rendered from left-to-right, with a top-to-bottom block flow direction both the writing-mode and typographic-mode are horizontal this is the default initial value live example: 从1987到现在 vertical-rl text is rendered from top-to-bottom, with a right-to-left block flow. This copies the column order of chinese modern japanese also uses another writing format, called 横書き yokogaki, or horizontal writing this writing format is identical to that of european languages such as english, with characters arranged in rows.
Vertical: they just happened to hold the first few slips vertically, and it got stuck there are also longer vertical strokes and shorter horizontal strokes in ancient chinese writing as well as today easier right right to left: imagine you are a right-hander if you are not now hold a rolled scroll of bamboo slips in your hand. While they are linguistically unrelated, all three can be written borh horizontally and vertically, and all three use chinese characters—hànzì in chinese, kanji in japanese, and hanja in korean—which is one of the reasons for the confusion let's look at the difference between japanese, chinese and korean and see how we. Loanwords are also referred to as yokomoji 横文字 which literally means ' horizontally written letters', or yokogaki 横書き(horizontal writing) this is based on the fact that japanese is traditionally a language written vertically, whereas western languages are written horizontally japanese, like chinese, was.
The vertical style of writing is said to be a feature found in languages that use chinese characters (chinese, korean, japanese,) or a mixture of them and other characters, and write them in a way that they are arranged as if in a square going from top to bottom although japan uses horizontal writing now, the traditional way. Horizontal strokes should always be written from left to right: 一 vertical strokes should be written from top to bottom: 川 boxes are written with three strokes start with the left edge, then one continuous stroke for the top and right edge then close the box with the base: 口 hook strokes are made by doing a vertical stroke. There are two kinds of vertical writing as well: from left to right (좌정서, 左縱書) or from right to left (우정서, 右縱書) traditionally, the countries in the sinosphere ( such as korea, china, japan or vietnam) write vertically from right to left when it was necessary to write horizontally, they wrote horizontally from right to left.
There are eight basic rules of stroke order in writing a chinese character: horizontal strokes are written before vertical ones left-falling strokes are written before right-falling ones characters are written from top to bottom characters are written from left to right if a character is framed from above, the frame is written first. Like chinese, japanese is traditionally written vertically, with columns going from right to left nowadays, japanese is very often written horizontally, in which case it is left-to-right, top-to-bottom, just like english horizontal and vertical writing as a result, rotating the text 90 degrees allows you to switch from one layout to the.