Asian Languages

A wide range of languages are spoken all over Asia, including a number of families and some unrelated isolates. Most languages have an elongated custom of writing. Among which the most popular languages are Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

Korean is the representative language of North Korea and South Korea. It is one of the two representative languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture located in China. There are 80 million speakers of Korean, among which huge groups settled in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, the United States, CIS (post-Soviet states), and gradually moved on to the Philippines. The genealogical categorization of Korean language is a great topic to argue. Some linguists categories it in the family of Altaic language, whereas others believe it to be a isolated language. Similar to the Japanese and Vietnamese, Korean language also was prejudiced by the Chinese language as Sino-Korean words. Local Korean vocabulary account about 30% of the Korean terminology and about 60% of it consists of Sino-Korean terminology. The enduring 10% is derived from other languages, 90% of which are from English.

Japanese, a language with 140 million speakers in Japan and Japanese émigré communities around the globe, is associated to the Ryukyuan languages, but there are no broadly-established evidences of any association with other languages. The language is renowned by a composite arrangement of honorifics that reflects the hierarchical character of Japanese culture, meticulous terminology to specify the relative class of speaker and listener. The resonance account of Japanese language is comparatively diminutive, and has a distinct pitch-accent system. The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of scripts kanji, hiragana and katakana. Western style Arabic numerals are usually worn for numbers; however customary Sino-Japanese numerals are used.

Chinese language(s) originally the native language of Han Chinese in China, it brings in existence one of the branches of Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Almost 1/5th of the globe’s inhabitants, or more than 1 billion public, uses a small amount of Chinese in their native language. As in news reports of March 2007, 85 % of public in the People’s Republic of China speak a deviation of spoken Chinese. As in the language family, the total Chinese speaking public is around 1.136 billion. A similar news report indicates 53% of the populace, or 700 million public, can well converse in Putonghua otherwise called Mandarin. The language outnumbers all other languages in world.

Many other languages are spoken throughout Asia. The number of languages is huge because of the intense land spread and the vast difference in community and culture. Though there is difference between them most languages are related to each other a very good example would be the relation between Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In Asian there are countries where in people speaking more than one language.For instance countries like India, where there is use of more than 200 languages.