Proto-Korean
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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. ...
Old Korean
Old Korean is the historical variety of the Korean language or Koreanic languages dating from the beginning of Three Kingdoms of Korea to the latter part of the Unified Silla, roughly during the 4th t...
Old Korean - Wikipedia
Eurasiatic languages
Eurasiatic is a proposed language macrofamily that would include many language families historically spoken in northern Eurasia.The idea of a Eurasiatic superfamily dates back more than 100 years. Jos...
Choi (Korean name)
Choi (Korean: 최, Chinese: 崔) is a common Korean family name. In English speaking countries, it is most often anglicized Choi, and sometimes also Choe. Ethnic Koreans in the former USSR pre...
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...
Kokuji
Kanji (漢字; [kandʑi]  listen), or kan'ji, are the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hànzì) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana and katakana. The Japanese ...
Kokuji - Wikipedia
Nostratic
Nostratic is a macrofamily, or hypothetical large-scale language family, that includes many of the indigenous language families of Eurasia, although its exact composition and structure vary among prop...