South Korean standard language

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South Korean standard language or Pyojun-eo (Hangul표준어; Hanja標準語) is the South Korean standard version of the Korean language. It is based on the Seoul dialect. It uses the hangeul alphabet, created in December 1443 by Joseon-era king Sejong the Great.[1] It also occasionally uses Hanja, too. Differing from the North Korean standard language, the South Korean standard language includes many loan-words from Chinese, as well as some from English[2] and from other European languages.

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  1. ^ Kim-Renaud, Young-Key (1997). The Korean Alphabet: Its History and Structure. University of Hawaii Press. p. 15. ISBN 9780824817237.
  2. ^ Ahn, Hyejeong (2017). Attitudes to World Englishes: Implications for Teaching English in South Korea. Taylor & Francis. pp. 30–33. ISBN 1315394294.