Classification of Japonic

Classification of Japonic

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The classification of the Japonic languages is unclear. The group is traditionally considered to consist of dialects of a single language isolate. The possibility of a genetic relationship to the Goguryeo language has the most currency. Goguryeo itself may be related to Korean, and a Korean-Japonic grouping is widely considered. Independent of the question of the Korean-Japonic subgrouping, both the Japonic languages and Korean are sometimes included in the Altaic and hypothetical Eurasiatic proposals by proponents of these linguistic macrofamilies. The Japanese-Koguryoic proposal dates back to Shinmura Izuru's observation that the attested Goguryeo numerals, 3, 5, 7, and 10, were very similar to Japanese. The hypothesis proposes that Japanese is a relative of the extinct languages spoken by the Buyeo-Goguryeo cultures of Korea, southern Manchuria, and Liaodong. The best attested of these is the language of Goguryeo, with the more poorly-attested Buyeo languages of Baekje and Buyeo believed to also be related.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135972472
  • 9786135972474