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Koreanic languages information

Korea, Manchuria
Linguistic classificationOne of the world's primary language families
  • Korean
  • Jeju
  • Baekje
  • Goguryeo?
Current extent of Koreanic as majority and minority (dashed) languages in East Asia

Koreanic is a small language family consisting of the Korean and Jeju languages. The latter is often described as a dialect of Korean, but is distinct enough to be considered a separate language. Alexander Vovin suggests that the Yukchin dialect of the far northeast should be similarly distinguished. Korean has been richly documented since the introduction of the Hangul alphabet in the 15th century. Earlier renditions of Korean using Chinese characters are much more difficult to interpret.

All modern varieties are descended from the Old Korean of the state of Silla. The little that is known of other languages spoken on the peninsula before the Sillan unification (late 7th century) comes largely from placenames. Some of these languages are believed to have been Koreanic, but there is also evidence that Japonic languages were spoken in central and southern parts of the peninsula. There have been many attempts to link Koreanic with other language families, most often with Tungusic or Japonic, but no genetic relationship has been conclusively demonstrated.

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Koreanic languages

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Korean language

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proposed language family that would include the Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic language families and possibly also the Japonic and Koreanic languages.: 73 ...

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Han languages

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South Korea

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Language isolate

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Jeju language

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Goguryeo language

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appear to resemble Koreanic, Japonic and Tungusic words. It is generally agreed that these glosses demonstrate that Japonic languages were once spoken in...

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Nivkh languages

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Outline of Korean language

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North Korean standard language

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Old Korean

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link the language to the putative Altaic family and especially to the Japonic languages, no links between Old Korean and any non-Koreanic language have been...

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Korean language and computers

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from left to right on the computer, as in many Western languages. Every possible syllable in Korean would have to be rendered as syllable blocks by a font...

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Yukjin dialect

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Baekje language

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