Questions tagged [history-of-korean]

Questions related to older stages and the historical development of the Korean language (both speech and writing).

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Does standard Korean still contain any signs of being a tonal language?

This answer mentions that some dialects have tones even in modern Korean, but I've always assumed that standard Korean is essentially a non-tonal language. However, I've read in this source that this ...
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How does 15th Century Hangul writing/type differ from modern Hangul?

Foreign visitors to Korea will often become quickly familiar with the look of early Hangul documents and prints, as (being rather attractive!) they are often used for decorative purposes. Nevertheless,...
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How important is Old Hangul in modern Korean culture?

I recently started learning Korean, and soon noticed the existence of Old Hangul, which looked significantly different from what's in other learning materials. I became curious about the importance of ...
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