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Re: Korean (was Re: Alphabet)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, November 2, 2001, 19:20
Frank George Valoczy wrote:

> Aha! Yet more proof for my "theory" that Korean is a Uralic language > ;-) (or more accurately, one of my radical and outrageous claims that I > expect to have shot down).
Altaic languages are big on vowel harmony too, and nobody can quite agree whether Altaic is just {Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic} or includes Korean and Japanese too. Some people think it's not even a family but a Sprachbund: the connections between Turkic and Mongolian on the one hand, and between Mongolian and Tungusic on the other, being a lot more compelling than any direct Turkic-Tungusic link. And some still think Uralic and Altaic are linked, too. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@...> the corridors || during the hours of repose || in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>