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Korean Languages

Also, there was no systematic approach to the data. The typological method of comparing languages has undoubtedly some advantages. It consists that do not need to carry out reconstruction of the phonological system, and a comparison is carried out through other languages, that allows you to quickly and more easily make an assessment of the genetic relationships of languages. And a positive answer to this question, you can proceed to the consideration of the similarity of languages at other levels. Thus, both languages are 100% agglutinating in them there is a ban on prefixes and word-form languages are Altai model, in both languages, there is no change in numbers of verbs and vocabulary, and those forms of language are similar in structure.

If you take the forms of verbs, the majority of them are produced in both languages, from the basics, which in Korean language – two and a Japanese – five. There is also a similar algorithm for the formation of verbs by changing the endings. In Korean and Japanese are only two major times – present-future tense and past tense. Relationship Japanese and Korean languages studied for nearly three centuries. However, up to 45-year of the twentieth century the issue in Japan were engaged in fairly small due to the fact that the ruling circles of the country supported the theory of "Divine origin" of the nation and denied such a possibility, as family connections with some other nation. In the early twentieth century in Japan conducted research on relationships of Korean and Japanese languages, Japanese claimed that the Korean language is descended from Japanese, rather than vice versa, which corresponded to policies pursued by Japan towards Korea.

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