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Copy of Origin of the Japanese Language

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Shinji Takahashi

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Transcript of Copy of Origin of the Japanese Language

Japanese Beyond Time
Japanese Through Time
Recent Research
Altaic Theory
"Mystic" Theory
Modern Japanese
Early Middle Japanese
Old Japanese
Origins and Evolution of the Japanese Language
Contemporary Japanese
Writing System
Phonetics and Grammar
Late Middle Japanese
Culture and Language
Kanji
Representative
2000+
Multiple readings
Kana
Katakana
Hiragana
syllabic
independant function in language
5 vowel system
Evenly stressed syllables
700-800 AD
First resemblence to Modern Japanese
Evidence of "vowel harmony"
800-1200 AD
Kana developement
Marked by phonological changes
1200-1600 AD
Marked by grammatical changes
Nearly recogniziable for modern Japanese
1600-present
Westernization
Political homogenization
No relation with world languages
Initially no loan words
Implies seperate evolution
Turkic
Mongolic
Tungusic
Korean
Altaic Family:
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
Bayesian method
Yayoi Migration
Relevance
Communication
Indicative of many social aspects
Language of the Past
Indicative of class
Region of origin
Education
Language of Today
Nationalism
Political tool
Indicator of change
Uses Particles
Lacking word order
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