Altaic languages
Altaic /ælˈteɪɨk/ is a proposed, but widely discredited, language family of central Eurasia. Various versions include the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic, and Japonic languages. These languages ...
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Buyeo languages
Buyeo or Fuyu languages (부여 in Korean, Fúyú (扶餘) in Chinese) are a hypothetical language family that consists of ancient languages of the northern Korean Peninsula and southern Manchuria and possibly ...
Japonic languages
The Japonic language family includes the Japanese language spoken on the main islands of Japan as well as the Ryukyuan languages spoken in the Ryukyu Islands. The family is widely accepted by linguist...
Japonic languages - Wikipedia
Korean language
Korean (한국어/조선말, see below) is the official language of South Korea and North Korea, as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. About 80 million peo...
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Mongolic languages
The Mongolic languages are a group of languages spoken in East-Central Asia, mostly in Mongolia and surrounding areas plus in Kalmykia. The best-known member of this language family, Mongolian, is the...
Mongolic languages - Wikipedia
Tungusic languages
The Tungusic languages /tʊŋˈɡuːsɨk/ (also known as Manchu-Tungus, Tungus) form a language family spoken in Eastern Siberia and Manchuria by Tungusic peoples. Many Tungusic languages are endangered, an...
Turkic languages
The Turkic languages are a language family of at least thirty-five languages, spoken by Turkic peoples from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean to Siberia and Western China, and are proposed to ...
Turkic languages - Wikipedia
Monguor language
The Monguor language (Chinese: 土族语; pinyin: Tǔzúyǔ; also written Mongour and Mongor) is a Mongolic language of its Shirongolic branch and part of the Gansu–Qinghai Sprachbund. There are severa...
Kazakh language
Kazakh (natively Қазақ тілі, Қазақша, Qazaq tili, Qazaqşa, قازاق ٴتىلى‎; pronounced [qɑˈzɑq tɘˈlɘ]) is a Turkic language belonging to the Kipchak (or Northwestern Turkic) branch, closely related...
Kazakh language - Wikipedia
Hunminjeongeum Haerye
Hunminjeongeum Haerye (lit. "Explanations and Examples of the Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction of the People"), also called the Haerye Edition of Hunminjeongeum or simply The Haerye, is a com...
Hunminjeongeum Haerye - Wikipedia
Kontsevich system
The Kontsevich system (Russian: Система Концевича/Sistema Kontsevicha) for the Cyrillization of the Korean language was created by the Russian scholar Lev Kontsevitch (Russian: Лев Концевич) on th...
Tofa language
Tofa, also known as Tofalar or Karagas, is one of the Turkic languages spoken in Russia's Irkutsk Oblast by the Tofalars. It is a moribund language; in 2010 only 93 people were reported to speak it.To...
Old Tatar language
The Old Tatar language (İske imlâ: يسكى تاتار تلى (translit. İske Tatar Tele)) was a literary language used among the Muslim Tatars from the Middle Ages till the 19th century. Was a regional variety ...
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El with middle hook
El with middle hook (Ԡ ԡ; italics: Ԡ ԡ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. Its form is derived from the Cyrillic letter El (Л л) by adding a hook to the middle of the right leg.El with...
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Konglish
Konglish (Korean: 콩글리시/콩글리쉬 or more formally Hangul: 한국어식 영어; hanja: 韓國語式英語 "Korean language style English") is the use of English words or words derived from English words in a Korean...
Japanese language
Japanese (日本語, Nihongo, [nihõŋɡo], [nihõŋŋo]) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japon...
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Karamanli Turkish
Karamanlı Turkish is both a form of written Turkish, and a dialect of Turkish spoken by the Karamanlides, a community of Turkish-speaking orthodox Christians in Ottoman Turkey. While the official Otto...
Karamanli Turkish - Wikipedia
Classification of Japonic
The classification of the Japonic languages (Japanese and Ryukyuan) is unclear. Linguists traditionally consider the Japonic languages to belong to an independent family; indeed, until the classif...
Oirat language
Oirat (Clear script: ᡆᡕᡅᠷᠠᡑ ᡘᡄᠯᡄᠨ Oirad kelen; Kalmyk: Өөрд, Khalkha-Mongolian: Ойрад) belongs to the group of Mongolic languages. Scholars differ as to whether they regard Oirat as a distinct languag...
Oirat language - Wikipedia
Han unification
Han unification is an effort by the authors of Unicode and the Universal Character Set to map multiple character sets of the so-called CJK languages into a single set of unified characters. Han charac...
Oghuz languages
The Oghuz languages, a major branch of the Turkic language family, are spoken by more than 150 million people in an area spanning from the Balkans to China.
The term Oghuz is applied to the Southw...
Oghuz languages - Wikipedia
Fred Lukoff
Fred Lukoff (Korean: 프레드 루코프) (November 12, 1920 – August 13, 2000) was an American linguist who specialized in the study of the Korean language and was the first president of the International As...
Korean manual alphabet
The Korean manual alphabet is used by the Deaf in South Korea who speak Korean Sign Language. It is a one-handed alphabet that mimics the shapes of the letters in hangul, and is used when signing Kore...
Korean manual alphabet - Wikipedia
Ordos Mongolian
Ordos Mongolian (also Urdus; Mongolian ᠣᠷᠳᠣᠰ; Chinese 鄂尔多斯 È'ěrduōsī) is a variety of Central Mongolic spoken in the Ordos City region in Inner Mongolia and historically by Ordos_Mongols. It is altern...
Ordos Mongolian - Wikipedia
Classical Chinese
Classical Chinese (古文, gǔwén, "ancient text") is the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han Dynasty, a written form of Old Chines...
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Korean verbs
Verbs in the Korean language come in last place in a clause. Verbs are the most complex part of speech, and a properly conjugated verb may stand on its own as a complete sentence. This article uses th...
Turkish language
Turkish ( Türkçe ), also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 10–15 million native speakers in Southeastern Europe and 55–60 millio...
Turkish language - Wikipedia
Ye-Maek language
Ye-Maek, Ya-Maek also known as Yemaek, Yamaek and Maek, is an unclassified and arguably unattested language of Manchuria and eastern Korea north of Silla in the last few centuries BCE. The Yemaek peop...