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
Korean profanity
Profanity is referred to in the Korean language as 욕 (yok, insults or swearing). Several of these words have linguistic and historical significance. Various words have different origins. The Korean te...
Gaya language
Gaya, also rendered Kaya or Kara, is the presumed language of the Gaya confederacy in southern Korea. It is supposedly attested from thirteen toponyms, but it cannot be certain that these reflect the ...
Gari Ledyard
Gari Keith Ledyard (b. 1932, Syracuse, New York) is Sejong Professor of Korean History Emeritus at Columbia University. He is best known for his work on the history of the hangul alphabet.
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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...
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Khorezmian language (Turkic)
Khorezmian was a literary Turkic language of the Medieval Golden Horde of Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It was a preliminary stage of the Chagatay language, which would remain an important language...
Khorezmian language (Turkic) - 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...
Chakhar Mongolian
The Chakhar (Mongolian: ᠴᠠᠬᠠᠷ Čaqar; Chinese: 察哈爾; pinyin: Cháhār) dialect is a variety of Mongolian spoken the central region of Inner Mongolia. It is phonologically close to Khalkha and is t...
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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Khitan language
The Khitan language (also known as Liao and Kitan (ISO 639-3); Chinese: 契丹語) is a now-extinct language once spoken by the Khitan people (AD 388 – 1243). Khitan is generally deemed to be geneticall...
North-South differences in the Korean language
The Korean language has culturally changed between the two states due to the length of time that North and South Korea have been separated.
Korean orthography, as defined by the Korean Language So...
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...
Horizontal and vertical writing in East Asian scripts
Many East Asian scripts can be written horizontally or vertically. The Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts can be oriented in either direction, as they consist mainly of disconnected syllabic units, ...
Horizontal and vertical writing in East Asian scripts - Wikipedia
Rural Okresi
Rural Okresi Azerbaijani: Okrəsler. Sakha: Eҝрешлер Ökreşler. Turkish: Ökresler. From Turkish word meaning district is a Turkish language supported district.
Rural Okresi - Wikipedia
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
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...
Korean romanization
The romanization of Korean alphabet is a system for representing the Korean language using the Latin script. Korea's alphabetic script is called Hangul, and is occasionally written using the combinati...
Manchu language
Manchu (Manchu: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ manju gisun) is an endangered Tungusic language spoken in Northeast China; it was the native language of the Manchus and one of the official languages of the Qing dynasty (1...
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...
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