Altaic Languages Recently i have been researching what are known as "Altaic" languages which include Turkic,Mongolic,Tungusic and sometimes even Japanese and Korean. Does anyone know why those 2 languages are sometimes included in that language family?
Sep 26, 2012 9:20 AM
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Doesn't it explain the reasons if some book or website says so? There are a couple of common features that Altaic, Korean, and Japanese languages share, such as: -SOV -agglutinative -vowel harmony -a word rarely starts with R sound, if not never -a word rarely starts with double consonant, if not never As far as I know, however, many researchers think Japanese is not completely included in Altai family. More researchers think that Japanese is some combination of Altai, Austro-Asian, and some other languages.
October 1, 2012
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