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However I recently read in wikipedia that Japanese(before the scripts) language was from the Altaic language family.(Maybe not 100% pure altaic but yeah you get it)
(Myself i can a turkic language, and i've seen some gramatical and pronunciation similarities)
The similarities iam experiencing, is it really because they both have an Alatic origin?
Or it just me ?
Can someone tell me more about where japanese came from?
Before they even had a script!
This maybe a stupid question, but I wanted to use the forum and get answers from experienced people(Yes from you!)
Well thanks in advance or どうぞ・よろしく！
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Hai-San wrote:.... Can someone tell me more about where japanese came from?
Before they even had a script! .......
My understanding is that little is known of the origins of Japanese prior to when "they had a script" (writing) which may be why no one has responded to your question yet.
Interestingly the Wikipedia article you linked to describes Altaic as a disputed language family;
Altaic is a disputed language family that is generally held by its proponents to include the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, and Japonic language families and the Korean language isolate ....
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From the little I remember reading (almost certainly from Wikipedia), Japanese is considered (by some) to be an Altaic language, not because something is known about a common history between it and languages like Turkish, but because the languages are similar enough in some points to suggest that they may have a common history.
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