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Korean is the language of the Korean Peninsula in northeast Asia.There are many theories about the origin of the Korean Language.
According to the Northern theory, Korean is a member of the Altaic language family.
Korean is considered to be a Category III language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/march/Korean.html   (1349 words)

  Encyclopedia: Korean cuisine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Korean cuisine is the traditional food of Koreans in Korea and overseas country.
Korean food derives its flavors and tastes from various combinations of sesame oil, soybean paste, soy sauce, salt, garlic, ginger and, most importantly, ground hot chili peppers, which gives its distinctive spicy tastes.
Korean table settings are classified into the 3- "chop",the 5- "chop", the 7- "chop",9- "chop",12- "chop" setting according to the number of side dishes served except rice,soup, and "kimchi".
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Korean-cuisine   (1807 words)

 Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, bordering China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast.
Korean cuisine is known for its traditional dish called kimchi which uses a distinctive fermentation process of preserving vegetables.
The southern and southwestern coastline of the Korean Peninsula is a well-developed Lias coastline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korea   (2498 words)

Korean chess Korean chess (janggi is one Korea.
Korean Demilitarized Zone The Demilitarized Zone (or DMZ) in Korea is a strip of land running across the 38th parallel...
Korean language The 'Korean language\' is spoken primarily and officially in Altaic family of languages.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/korean.html   (994 words)

 Korean Ceramics Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ CeramicArtist.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Korean pottery appeared later than south Chinese pottery, and required a reasonably stable village culture before domestic Korean potter's wheels and kilns could be produced.
Estimates are that Korean pottery history go back to the early Silla period, from domestic ware of clay that followed, and was within the Korean ceramics tradition.
Central to Korean success were the chambered climbing kilns that were used throughout the Joseon dynasty and exported abroad, especially to Japan by Korean kiln-makers were they were renamed as noborigama in the Karatsu area from the 17th century on.
ceramicartist.com /encyclopedia/Korean_ceramics   (1400 words)

 Declan's Korean Language Page
For example, in Korean the imperative "go" can be rendered kara when speaking to an inferior or a child, kage when speaking to an adult inferior, kaseyo when speaking to a superior, and kasipsio when speaking to a person of still higher rank.
The subjects and objects of Korean sentences are often marked with a post-fix that is attached to the end of the noun.
Korean HakGyo is a step-by-step introduction to Korean Grammar.
www.declan-software.com /korean.htm   (2300 words)

 Korean alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Koreans borrowed a huge number of Chinese words, gave Korean readings and/or meanings to some of the Chinese characters and also invented about 150 new characters, most of which are rare or used mainly for personal or place names.
The Korean alphabet was invented in 1444 and promulgated it in 1446 during the reign of King Sejong (r.1418-1450), the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty.
Korean can be written in vertical columns running from top to bottom and right to left, or in horizontal lines running from left to right.
www.omniglot.com /writing/korean.htm   (1155 words)

The view that Korean is a branch of the Altaic family is supported by anthro-archeological evidence such as comb ceramics (pottery with comb-surface design), bronze-ware, dolmens, menhirs and shamanism.
However, the active study of Korean grammar was discontinued owing to the Japanese colonial policy suppressing the study of Korean.
One of the characteristics of the relative clause in Korean is that it lacks relative pronouns.
ling.kgw.tu-berlin.de /Korean/Artikel01/Korean.htm   (6983 words)

 Korean as standart language
Korean system of the “levels of speech”, albeit closely paralleled by the Japanese system of honorific expressions, is perhaps unique in that it utilizes both grammatical markers of several kinds (case markers, honorific suffixes, special verbal particles) and special words and expressions.
From 1941-1942, Koreans started to be officially considered “Japanese” (of “inferior branch”, of course), and Korean language proclaimed “non-existent”; only the defeat of Japan in 1945 returned to the Koreans their native tongue.
Thus, “Korean language globalisation” cited by Korean governmental institutions as the main reason for lavishly subsidising foreign (first and foremost, American) Korean-teaching institutions, in reality is often limited to the preservation of Korean Diaspora’s ethnic legacy against the assimilation trends, and does not influence non-Korean local society too strong.
www.geocities.com /volodyatikhonov/korean.htm   (7440 words)

 Korean Airlines (KAL) safety audit report   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Korean Air cabin service is of the highest standard as far as presentation and appearance is concerned from a passenger's point of view.
Korean Air declined as the $ 100 for the conference was deemed to be too expensive.
Korean Air has, as one of their criteria when staff reductions are necessary, terminating the staff with the longest service.
www.vision.net.au /~apaterson/aviation/korean_audit.htm   (14368 words)

 Korean phrasebook - Wikitravel
Korean (한국말 hangungmal or 조선말 chosŏnmal) is spoken in South and North Korea, as well as some parts of China.
Koreans often ask very personal questions (about your age, occupation, income, family status etc.) in order to find out in which form they should use when talking to you.
Korean is generally written using a native alphabet known as hangul (chosongul in North Korea and China).
wikitravel.org /en/Korean_phrasebook   (1242 words)

 Korean History:: A Bibliography :::::: [Bibliography Home]
Korean History: A Bibliography is compiled by Kenneth R. Robinson.
For studies of South Korea's politics and economy, 1961 is the stopping point; for South Korean foreign relations, coverage continues through the 1965 treaty with Japan and the Vietnam War.
One drawback to this attempt at simplifying the search for author names is that the spelling accompanying their book in this bibliography does not in all cases match the spelling on the title page of the book.
www.hawaii.edu /korea/bibliography/biblio.htm   (949 words)

 Korean War Veterans Memorial Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War gives both the armed forces and the nation an opportunity to honor those veterans who served in that bitter war.
The location of this line largely above the 38th Parallel is historic evidence that in Korea, aggression did not pay.
In Korea the American soldier with his Korean and United Nations allies fought with bravery and skill against his communist foes.
www.nps.gov /kwvm/home.htm   (130 words)

 Learn Korean and Speak Korean :- Free Site for Learning Korean Language
We are an independent online korean learning resource site, offering various free learning tools for speaking, reading and writing we also provide a unique online community forum featuring teachers to help you learn as you go.
Learn Korean has developed from a small language site, to one of the largest learning website online.
We encourage all students to learn at their own pace, since their learning is dependent on their abilities.
www.learn-korean.net   (341 words)

KOREAN 145 Foreign Study: Elementary Korean (1-15, max.
KOREAN 245 Foreign Study: Intermediate Korean (1-15, max.
KOREAN 445 Foreign Study: Korean Literature (1-15, max.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/korean.html   (813 words)

 Korean Translation Services - English to Korean Translations
Korean is considered by many to be a member of the Altaic family, but its proper classification is not universally agreed on.
Korean is often classified as being a separate language in a family of its own (a language isolate).
Korean's seeming similarities to Chinese (of the Sino-Tibetan family), especially vocabulary and certain pronunciations, are superficial and not genetic.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/korean.shtml   (2250 words)

 Korean Spring Picnic
While this may not be important to you, it is of extreme significance to the Korean population of Southern California, for they consider these ferns to be a great culinary delicacy.
On weekends, drive down the Rim of the World and you will encounter entire Korean families, their cars parked alongside the narrow road, vigilantly combing the hillside for ferns.
It is most fun to watch the children, dressed not in traditional Korean garb but rather in American 'GAP' overalls, as they run madly about in all directions, free from the concrete constraints of Los Angeles' Koreatown.
www.globalgourmet.com /food/egg/egg0497/korpicnic.html   (606 words)

 Welcome to the Korean Language Cousrese at the Univ. of Iowa
Korean is a language spoken natively by around 80 million Korean speakers living on the Korean peninsula, both North and South Koreans andby large groups in the United States, Japan, China and Russia as a heritage language worldwide.
Korean is the thirteenth-largest language in the world in terms of the number of speakers among over 3,000 languages existing on the globe.
Since there are diverse needs of Korean language studens to improve their Korean with the practical language skills necessary to function in an internationalized environment, the Korean language courses are designed for achieving culturally appropriate communication in emphasis among the four language skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
www.uiowa.edu /~korean/index.html   (279 words)

 K-ToBI (Korean ToBI) Labelling Conventions
For example, unlike Seoul Korean, the tonal pattern of an AP in the Chonnam dialect (Southwestern dialect of Korean) is LHL or HHL (Jun 1989, 1993, 1996, 1998), with the alternation of the AP initial tone being caused by the same principles as in Seoul.
A table showing the mapping between Korean alphabet, IPA symbol, and a Roman letter is given in Appendix A. What constitutes a “word” in Korean is controversial, and we anticipate that different sites may find that the intended applications pose specific needs as to how finely an utterance should be broken up into words.
Therefore, the ‘+’ sign in Korean ToBI refers to a syllable boundary and implies a grouping of tones; +H is part of the AP initial tone realized on the second syllable of an AP, and L+ is part of the AP final tone realized on the penult of an AP.
www.linguistics.ucla.edu /people/jun/ktobi/K-tobi.html   (6049 words)

 Korean War Veterans Memorial (National Park Service)
At war's end, a million and a half American veterans returned to a peacetime world of families, homes, and jobs - and to a country long reluctant to view the Korean War as something to memorialize.
But to the men and women who served, the Korean War could never be a forgotten war.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those Americans who answered the call, those who worked and fought under the trying of circumstances, and those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.
www.nps.gov /kowa   (162 words)

 Learn How To Speak - Korean
The Korean Basic Course teaches the national standard language as spoken by educated Koreans, a form that is understood throughout the country.
Speaking Korean is of course advantageous primarily only if traveling or living in Korea, but the ability to read it will sometimes allow you to get cheaper prices in Korean shops in the country and in Korean-owned shops in the US.
Korean is a language spoken by 70 million people, chiefly in South Korea and North Korea, by others in China, Japan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, and by immigrants in several countries, like the United States.
www.learn-how-to-speak-korean.com   (830 words)

 Korean Language Practice- main
The Korean language is classified as a member of the Ural-Altaic family (other members of this family include the Mongolian, Finnish, and Hungarian languages.) Until the early 1400s, most documents were written in classical Chinese characters (known in Korean as Hanja).
When speaking Korean, you use formal or informal words and phrases, depending on the status of the person to whom you are talking.
However, Koreans do not expect foreigners to be fluent and will usually excuse minor mistakes.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Language/korean.cfm   (516 words)

 CALPER: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
While these explanations are helpful at the beginning and intermediate levels of language study, they are much less so at advanced proficiency levels where the grammar fails to address such problematic issues as overlap in meaning and function.
For example, Korean uses more than six different morphemes to express the temporal conjunction 'when,' and an equally large number of morphemes to express 'because.' Providing a single English equivalent ('when'/'because') for these multiple forms fails to capture how each one differs from the other in terms of speaker intent and pragmatic meanings.
The next Korean workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2008 AATK Conference, June 27-28 at SUNY Binghamton.
calper.la.psu.edu /korean.php   (305 words)

 Korea Institute Homepage
The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the establishment of a new permanent fund in honor of the late Professor Wagner (1924-2001).
Drawing examples from horror films that allegorize the disintegration of masculinity and patriarchy in the 1970s, emotional exploitations of human relationships in the 1980s, and brutally painful portraits of degraded intellectuals in the 1990s, this semester-long series presents a compelling cross-section of an increasingly vital national cinema.
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry is the only up-to-date representative gathering of Korean poetry from the twentieth century in English, far more generous in its selection and material than previous anthologies.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~korea   (678 words)

 Cal Poly Pomona
Koreans put the English spelling in our names by ourselves.
Many Koreans who have got Choi as their last names expect to be called Choe.
Koreans never have middle names, just two syllabus first names.
www.csupomona.edu /~pronunciation/korean.html   (309 words)

 Korean Translation Service - English to Korean Translation
You probably don't speak Korean yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Korean translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
There is a difference of opinion among scholars as to whether or not Korean is related to Japanese.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/korean_translation.shtml   (564 words)

 Korean Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wônhyo Translation Project: A project cooperatively initiated by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Dongguk University in Korea, which aims to complete the translation of the extant works of Korean Buddhism's most prolific and influential thinker, Wônhyo (617-686), by the year 2000.
This is Korean Buddhism's primary university and the largest Buddhist university in Korea.
Bibliography of English language Sources on Korean History, by Ken Robinson at the University of Hawaii.
www.hm.tyg.jp /~acmuller/Buddhism-Korean.html   (782 words)

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