Talk:Korean language

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If you want to know the Korean name of something or somebody, please ask at the notice board's “Korean name needed” section or try a dictionary.
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Insights on vocabulary[edit]

Possible loanwords from Japanese (?)

言語 (언어) Ultimately from Classical Chinese but in modern Chinese means "speech", not "language"

料理 (요리) In Chinese, it can also mean "to manage" but it's current usage in CJK languages means "cuisine".

自動車 (자동차); 医者 (의사); 建物 (건물); 電球 (전구); 電池 (전지); 扇風機 (선풍기); 会社 (회사); 空港 (공항); 蹴球 (축구); 財閥 (재벌); 寄宿舎 (기숙사); 野球 (야구)


Chinese loanwords:

眼鏡 (안경); 先生 (선생); 鑰匙 (열쇠); 拉麺 (라면); 工夫 (공부); 豆腐(두부)

家族 (가족) This word originates from Classical Chinese and is understood by many Chinese having fair knowledge of the former but its current usage in Japanese and Korean is noteworthy.

綠茶 (녹차); 紅茶 (홍차); -色 (-색)

GA push[edit]

While my main background and field of expertise on Wikipedia is video games, I've recently gotten into languages here, as they're an interest in my personal life as well. I recently built Czech language from lower C-class to a current GAN (with FAC in mind), and I plan to work on this page as well. Just letting anyone who watches this know that there will be lots of edits, including ones involving the page's structure, in the coming days. Please tell me any concerns you have along the way. Tezero (talk) 17:40, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

...Or maybe not. The Google Books available are frustratingly incomplete, though I have placed a couple inter-library loan requests. Tezero (talk) 19:45, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

i love you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.94.102.176 (talk) 02:15, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Man, I forgot all about this. I never really got around to looking at it because I got an absolutely medieval GA review for Czech (though it eventually passed and was mostly justified). I haven't really got the motivation or time to solo this right now or in the near future, but if anyone wants to collaborate on a GA push for this or something, I'm willing to help. Tezero (talk) 02:51, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I wonder what sense you are using "medieval" here, to mean "antiquated" or "unenlightened" or "torturous" or "of epic proportions"?User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 16:01, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Epic proportions. Tezero (talk) 17:54, 12 December 2014 (UTC)