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  1. #106
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    Actually, There are so many haters of Akiko in Japan. There are a bunch of threads of Anti-akiko in 2ch blaming that she is overscored.

    Usually they are Mao's die hard fans, even in the Mao's fan thread they are bashing Akiko when she got 214 score at JP Nats.

    There are so many terrible comments like she's ugly, her line is not beautiful etc.

    Akiko haters even made a nickname of her ‘Suzuki-Yona' to make fun of her.(Yona is Kim’s Japanese name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirai4life View Post
    Definitely Mao fans who hit the dislike button.

    Yuna fans aint got time for Akiko.
    You are in total denial if you think none of Yuna's fans have been going on Akiko's videos. Not all of Yuna's fans are the same. How are you speaking for all of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sporkwhatspork View Post
    Ooh, we're talking about linguistics? Great, I love linguistics.

    Korean is actually considered by many linguists to be a language isolate, which means that it is unrelated to any other language today, including Japanese. It's actually pretty amazing to think about, especially when you consider that most other language isolates out there are either dead or in danger of dying. Korean, with over 70 million (?) speakers, has more than every other language isolate combined.

    That said, some people have proposed that Korean is actually related to the Altaic languages, which would include Japanese. But no definite connection has been established; I believe that Korean is still officially considered an isolate at this point.

    Korean did borrow a lot of words from Chinese, and I'd be interested in knowing whether Japan's previous imperialism/colonization of Korea had any effect on the language.
    I'm always fascinated by this topic. Going by my experience with Indo-European languages (most of the European languages plus Sanskrit and I think Farsi), I would guess that judging two languages' relationship by finding loan words or common vocabulary might not always work out. If there's a culturally dominant language in a region, it tends to influence vocabulary formation in nearby languages without necessarily sharing any linguistic relationship. For example, Arabic is so dominant, partly because of Islam, that Turkish and Persian (Farsi) contain many Arabic words, and indeed Farsi is written using Arabic letters as its base. Ironically Hebrew is a lot more closely related to Arabic than Farsi is. Turkish used to be written with Arabic lettering as well, until Ataturk decreed that it should be written in the Roman alphabet. So I'd suspect that Chinese languages heavily influenced other languages in the region without necessarily being related to them.

    I love the story of the Hangul alphabet! Supposedly King Sejong realized that learning the Chinese writing system was so complex (with thousands of symbols) that only people with a lot of leisure time could learn it--in other words, members of the nobility. He worked with scholars to devise a simpler writing system that anyone could learn, even farmers and laborers, and this was the Hangul. For a long time there was even a national holiday devoted to commemorating the Hangul. That is so cool! (I think the holiday still exists but isn't considered major any longer.)

    As for Japanese fans who don't like Akiko, they don't know what they're missing. I adore Mao Asada, but there is something about Akiko that is different from every other skater. Her smoothness, her strength, and her heart make her a delight to watch. Neither skater detracts from the other (or from YuNa). I think Japan is so lucky to have two such sterling skaters at one time. I'm only sorry that they'll probably both bow out of competitive skating this year. I hope they remain in show skating! Imagine what innovative programs they could come up with.

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    Japanese is also considered a language isolate!
    I think right now it's classified as being part of the Japonic language family, although for a while it was considered an isolate as well. But I'm admittedly not as well versed on that, so I just got that from Wikipedia, haha.

    I love the story of the Hangul alphabet! Supposedly King Sejong realized that learning the Chinese writing system was so complex (with thousands of symbols) that only people with a lot of leisure time could learn it--in other words, members of the nobility. He worked with scholars to devise a simpler writing system that anyone could learn, even farmers and laborers, and this was the Hangul. For a long time there was even a national holiday devoted to commemorating the Hangul. That is so cool!
    Yeah, I love that, the way he was working for the good of the common people. I can't imagine that it made Sejong too popular with members of the elite class!

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