Odds and Ends
2 12, 9:27am
Actually, not to start an argument, but Mandarin Chinese is bigger. Have you seen the size of our phonetics system (PinYin)? a, o, e, i, u, ü, b, p, m, f, d, t, n, l, g, k, h, j, q, x, zh, ch, sh, r, z, c, s, y, w, ai, ei, ui, ao, ou, iu, ie, üe, er, an, en, in, un, ün, ang, eng, ing, ong. That's the actual order that the alphabet is in, and this isn't counting the 5 tones we have for each of our 6 vowels.