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Copy of Origin of the Japanese Language
Transcript of Copy of Origin of the Japanese Language
Japanese Through Time
Early Middle Japanese
Origins and Evolution of the Japanese Language
Phonetics and Grammar
Late Middle Japanese
Culture and Language
independant function in language
5 vowel system
Evenly stressed syllables
First resemblence to Modern Japanese
Evidence of "vowel harmony"
Marked by phonological changes
Marked by grammatical changes
Nearly recogniziable for modern Japanese
No relation with world languages
Initially no loan words
Implies seperate evolution
Potential ancestor or mutual influence
Shared lingustic characteristics
Most strength in linguistic community
Korean-historical vowel harmony
Altaic Region throughout Eurasia
Sean Lee at Tokyo University
Indicative of many social aspects
Language of the Past
Indicative of class
Region of origin
Language of Today
Indicator of change
Lacking word order