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Why Korean language

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Korean (한국어/조선말) is the official language of North Korea and SouthKorea. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. There are about 78 million Korean speakers. In the 15th century a national writing system was developed by Sejong the Great, currently called Hangul.

The genealogical classification of the Korean language is debated. Some linguists place it in the Altaic language family, while others consider it to be a language isolate. Some believe it to be distantly related to Japanese. Like Japanese it isagglutinative in its morphology and SOV in its syntax.

The classification of the modern Korean language is uncertain, and due to the lack of any one generally accepted theory, a cautious classification will describe it as alanguage isolate.

On the other hand, since the publication of the article of Ramstedt in 1928, some linguists support the hypothesis that Korean can be classified as an Altaic language or as a relative of proto-Altaic. Korean is similar to the Altaic languages in that they both lack certain grammatical elements, including articles, fusional morphology and relative pronouns. However, linguists agree today on the fact that typological resemblances cannot be used to prove genetic relatedness of languages as these features are typologically connected and easily borrowed. Such factors of typological divergence as Middle Mongolian’s exhibition of gender agreement can be used to argue that a genetic relationship is unlikely.

The hypothesis that Korean might be related to Japanese has had some more supporters due to some considerable overlap in vocabulary and similar grammatical features that have been elaborated upon by such researchers as Samuel E. Martin and Roy Andrew Miller. Sergei Starostin (1991) found about 25% of potential cognates in the Japanese-Korean 100-word Swadesh list, which – if true – would place these two languages closer together than other possible members of the Altaic family.

Other linguists, most notably Alexander Vovin, argue, however, that the similarities are not due to any genetic relationship, but rather to a sprachbund effect and heavy borrowing especially from Korean into Western Old Japanese.A good example might be Middle Korean sàm < Proto-Korean asam ‘hemp’ and Japanese asa ‘hemp’.This word seems to be cognate, but while it is well-attested in Western Old Japanese and Northern Ryūkyū, in Eastern Old Japanese it only occurs in compounds, and it is only present in three subdialects of the South-Ryūkyūan dialect group. Then, the doublet wo ‘hemp’ is attested in Western Old Japanese and Southern Ryūkyū. It is thus plausible to assume a borrowed term. See East Asian languages for morphological features shared among languages of the East Asian sprachbund, and Classification of Japanese for further details on the discussion of a possible relationship.
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Learning Korean through web cartoons

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Are you interested in learning Korean and do you also like to read web cartoons?

Then here I recommend you to read Korean web toons. Like as Korean TV dramas, and movies, you can find the recent common Korean words in the web toons. Moreover, there are a lot of cartoon series in Korean potal website NAVER, DAUM, PARAN and etc, so you can easily find the one you want to read.

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You may think Japanese animation when you hear the words ‘cartoon’ and ‘animation’. Yeah, It is absolutley true that Japanese animations are really well knowned and they have really good quality. However you may not know that many Korean cartoon drawers have been supporting the hackworks of many Japanese animations. They even worked for the western well-knowned animations like ‘Batman’, ‘Disney animation series’, and etc. Through the hackworks, I think the Korean drawers can develop their drawing skills a lot, so you may surprised to see the great quality.

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Learn to read and pronounce Korean Hangul in 2 days

Learn to read and pronounce Korean Hangul

You don’t need a black belt in Taekwondo to master the Korean language, actually… reading Hangul (Korean writing) is surprisingly easy!

That’s the main point I am trying to make in this post. While the Korean characters seem complex at first, they are easy to read within one week. Skip the touristic English metro maps, and start learning the way the correct way!

Truth is that this information applies for a specific group, but I stumbled upon a few useful things to master the Language quickly.

Korean Language

There are about 80 million Korean speakers, with large groups in Korea, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan. There are more people that can speak Korean then there are people that speak French or Italian.

Korean language was previously written using Hanja, which ‘borrowed’ Chinese characters, but pronounced them in a Korean way. In the 15th century, the national writing system called Hangul (meaning Korean) was developed.

Master the alphabet in less then a day

I’m not going to write down how to learn the alphbet. There are many guides out there that done the same.

I would suggest to do only one exercise: try to master this Flash game made by Aeriagloris. The game shows a letter, and suggests 3 to 5 answers to that question. It is good because the game allows showing either Korean or English writing of the symbol. Much better then flash cards! Master the 24 Hangul letters in less then a day.

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Korean Language Courses 1

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LITERATURE regulations, spacing, spelling checker, dictionary, etc. This information, more Korean.

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National Bureau offers IPA, foreign purified find Korean, Korean and more understanding.

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Spelling, gukeo purified, foreign conventions, grammar checker, and more Hangul materials.
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Promotion of Hangeul

More Efforts Needed to Globalize Korean Heritage

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The country will celebrate the 563rd anniversary of the promulgation of Hangeul, the Korean alphabetic system, on Friday. This year’s Hangeul Day has special meaning because children of an ethnic group in Indonesia have begun to learn their own language by using the Korean script. It is the first time that Hangeul has been officially adopted by a foreign society outside Korea.

Korea has recently stepped up its efforts to promote the use of Hangeul and the Korean language around the world, but has often found it difficult to achieve its globalization. Against this backdrop, the Indonesian case is a rare achievement. About 50 elementary school students belonging to the Cia-Cia ethnic group in Baubau, a town on Buton Island, off southeastern Sulawesi, started learning their native language using a Hangeul textbook in July.

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18 Great Sites To Learn A New Language

18 Great Sites To Learn A New Language

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In Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, interstellar travelers had a little fish, called a Babelfish, that they could slip into their ear and make them instantly literate in any language. We normal, boring humans, however, do not have this luxury, which is why we must rely on the internet.

Although there are endless resources to learn languages on the web, it is often difficult to find quality websites that offer structured lesson plans for free. I, however, have scrounged the murky depths of the web to bring you the following, resource-packed sites; may they be the Babelfish for your future forays.

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Learning the Korean alphabet

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Do you want to learn Korean? Don’t know where to start? Start here with the alphabet! Practice the sounds of the consonants and vowels on this chart and you will be well on your way to learning how to read in Korean.Korean is actually an easy language to learn compared to the Chinese language.


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