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korean and mandarin language

Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:22 am

ive kinda noticed some ranks in north and south korean army,air force, and navy seem to have some connection to the ranks in the pla. like chun jang and zhun jiang, so jang and shao jiang, and shao wei and so wi etc. so do zhong jiang and chung jiang 4 example mean the same thing then?
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Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:23 am

my bad. i meant zhong jiang and chung jang.
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Unread postby Frank Soon » Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:17 am

Yes, A Lot of Korean nouns came from Chinese.
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Unread postby Erwin » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:50 am

Except for their field officers, when translated to Chinese character is "Ling", means "to lead".
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Unread postby WJTW » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:11 pm

The reason for this is because years ago, Korea used the Chinese characters to write their words. The Chinese-like characters you see today was once meant to compliment these characters. They're used as pronunciation guides for foreign words. Hence, in these Korean characters, each part of a character actually represents a sound. Eventually, the Koreans abolished the Chinese characters in favour of this sound system, but the pronunciations stuck.

This is quite similar to the Japanese hiragana or katakana, although they're a 'one character one sound' system, and Chinese characters (kanji) are still used.

Oh, you can also notice some slight similarities in the names in the Vietnam military's ranks with the Chinese ones. Same reason, actually. Vietnam used Chinese characters (and invented some themselves) years ago before switching to the alphabetic system they're using now.

Ok... am I off-topic? If so, sorry! :)

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Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:14 am

thx
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Unread postby Al Jumhuriah Al Hind » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:03 pm

i wonder how anyone could even find info on north korea's ranking stuff and insignia. north korea is an isolated,mysterious country right and it's probably impossible to have sumone from that country to register here cuz there's no internet over there.did someone go over there and find info or wat?
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Unread postby Frank Soon » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:47 pm

Well, they make a lot of publications for China and possibly other "friendly" countries. Chinese people can go there for tour (simple procedure). Besides, rank info is by no means a secret.
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East Asian culture base.

Unread postby anubis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:28 am

Basically, same word. but have different pornounce between each country.

East asian shared same culture base
1) Chinese character(漢字) : character, just reading and writing, pronaunce is different with each country.
2) Bhuddism(佛敎) : religeon, So asian country have many bhuddism culture.
3) Confucianism(儒敎) : traditional moral
4) Order and law system(律令格式) : social control system.

for example, people of china, korean, japan possbile conversation via chinese character.

中將
English Chinese korean Japanses
a lieutenant general zhong jiang Jung Jang ちゅうしょう

Sometimes, korean, japanese, chinese similar pronounce.
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