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Current interests Past advocacy in defense of ePrivacy
. Learning how to read Chinese .
Whether 门, 文 and 工 are radicals or not depends on the character in which they appear.
So they cannot immediately convey an idea to the mind and
the traditional notion of radical is an impediment to learning Chinese.

A better approach focuses on reusable character components, called markers.
Characterized by shape, sound and sense, markers structure Chinese characters
in a way which, although non predictive, provides a ready tool to improve memorization.
. For more details on the approach
Philippe's Tips:
(Note: a dictionary of markers is currently in preparation) .
C3S (alpha version)
To my fellow students
Research in linguistics
New teaching method

. An inquiry into Sound Symbolism .
Alphabetical languages such as English are quite different from Chinese.
As opposed to markers, letters form a small, close set arbitrarily ordered into an alphabet
And letters are normally used alone or in syllables to convey the phonemes of the language,
while most Chinese markers have the potential to convey meaning as well as sound.

Yet sound symbolism studies how the letters in the English alphabet can convey meaning too.
See Alphabet Sounds by Virginia C. Busiek
for any inquiry, please write care of dbusiek at
the layman corner . How to search, how to read Law .
Academia . Liabilities and Vulnerabilities
in the Information Age

. Introduction to the 2006 edition .
Philippe's Fillips 1996 - 2013: 2 centuries, 7 years of truth
Philippe's Megaphone 2013 - 2014: 2 years, a weekly shout
Campaigns US DoC, FTC, EU Commission
Among the most popular fillips (07/11/13)
. From shadow marketing to shady marketing .
. Science without reason .
. Chance and Necessity .
. Middle East bargains .
. Privacy, Identity, Responsibility .
. The lords of the rings .
. The future of the Internet rolls on roles .
. Unsafe at any level .
. Beyond the Horizon .
. Oedipus or information value made simple .
. It must be true, I saw it on the Internet .
. Is Pluto a planet? Pontius Pilate meets Derrida .
. The plain truth about the Airport Syndrome .
October 2017 .
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