Modern Korean
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...
Modern Korean - Wikipedia
History of the Korean language
The Korean language is attested from the early centuries of the Common Era in Chinese script. The featural hangul script is introduced only in the Middle Korean period, in the 15th century.The periodi...
History of the Korean language - Wikipedia
Korean diaspora
The Korean diaspora consists of roughly seven million people, both descendants of early emigrants from the Korean peninsula, as well as more recent emigres from Korea. Nearly four-fifths of expatriate...
Korean diaspora - Wikipedia
Korean dialects
A number of Korean dialects are spoken in the Korean Peninsula. The peninsula is extremely mountainous, and each dialect's "territory" corresponds closely to the natural boundaries between different g...
Korean phonology
This article is a technical description of the phonetics and phonology of Korean.Korean has many allophones, so it is important here to distinguish morphophonemes (written inside vertical pipes |...
Korean phonology - Wikipedia
Morphophonology
Morphophonology (also morphophonemics, morphonology) is a branch of linguistics which studies the interaction between morphological and phonological or phonetic processes. Its chief focus is the sound...
Korean grammar
This article is a description of the morphology, syntax, and semantics of Korean. For phonetics and phonology, see Korean phonology. See also Korean honorifics, which play a large role in the grammar....
Korean honorifics
The Korean language reflects the important observance of a speaker or writer's relationships with both the subject of the sentence and the audience. Korean grammar uses an extensive system of honorifi...
Hangul consonant and vowel tables
The following hangul tables of consonants and vowels (jamo) display the basic forms in blue in the first row, and their derivatives in the following rows. They are separated into tables of initials, v...
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...
Administrative divisions of North Korea
The administrative divisions of North Korea are organized into three hierarchical levels. Many of the units have equivalents in the system of South Korea. At the highest level are nine provinces, tw...
Administrative divisions of North Korea - Wikipedia
Choe Hyeon-bae
Choe Hyeon-bae (19 October 1894 – 23 March 1970), also known by the art-name Oe Sol, was an educationalist and scholar of the Korean language.
Choe's family was part of the Gwangju Choe bon-gwan. ...
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...
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...
Korean language - Wikipedia
Silla language
The Sillan language, or Silla, was spoken in the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BCE – 935 CE), one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It is generally accepted that Silla language was similar to that of Gog...
Silla language - Wikipedia
Baekje language
The language of the ancient kingdom of Baekje (18 BCE – 660 CE), one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, is sparsely attested; indeed, it is not clear that what material exists is from the same language.S...
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...
Korean numerals
The Korean language has two regularly used sets of numerals, a native Korean system and Sino-Korean system.
For both native and Sino- Korean numerals, the teens (11 through 19) are represented by ...
Korean nouns and pronouns
Korean pronouns pose some difficulty to speakers of English due to their complexity. The Korean language makes extensive use of speech levels and honorifics in its grammar, and Korean pronouns also c...
Morpho-phonemic orthography
A phonemic orthography is an orthography (system for writing a language) in which the graphemes (written symbols) correspond to the phonemes (significant spoken sounds) of the language. Languages rare...
Ju Si-gyeong
Ju Si-gyeong (December 22, 1876 – July 27, 1914) was one of the founders of modern Korean linguistics. He was born in Bongsan County (봉산군; 鳳山郡), Hwanghae Province. He and his students helped standardi...
Korea under Japanese rule
Korea under Japanese rule is the culmination of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to in...
Korea under Japanese rule - Wikipedia
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 ...
Idu script
Idu (이두, hanja : 吏讀, meaning official's reading) is an archaic writing system that represents the Korean language using hanja. The term "idu" is used in two senses. It may refer to various syste...
Idu script - Wikipedia
Koreanic languages
The Koreanic languages is a language family consisting of the modern Korean language together with extinct ancient relatives closer to it than to any proposed links with Mongolic, Turkic, Tungusic, or...
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 ...
Hanja
Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters (hanzi). More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronuncia...
Hanja - Wikipedia
Goguryeo language
The Goguryeo language was spoken in the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo (37 BCE – 668 CE), one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. The language is also known as Old Koguryo, Koguryoic, and Koguryoan.It is unk...
Hunminjeongeum
Hunminjeongeum (lit. The Correct/Proper Sounds for the Instruction of the People) is a document describing an entirely new and native script for the Korean language. The script was initially named af...
Hunminjeongeum - Wikipedia