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A278387 Number of mora in Japanese name of n in Old Japanese. 0
2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 3, 2, 7, 7, 6, 6, 7 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



In 1916, Shinmura Izuru noted that the attested Goguryeo numerals 3, 5, 7 and 10 are similar to Japanese (cf. Wikipedia, Classification of the Japonic languages).

Korean linguist Yi Ki Mun, in a journal article published in 1972, noted that the Goguryeo language and Old Japanese share a number of identical numerals. The Goguryeo numerals mil (3), uc (5), na-nin (7) and tok (10) correspond to mi (3), i-tsu (5), na-na (7) and toowoo (10) (cf. Korean Sentry Forum).


Yi Ki-Mun, Kugosa kaesol [Introduction to the history of Korean], Seoul: Minjung Sogwan, (1972).

I. Shinmura, Kokugo oyobi chosengo no sushi ni tsuite [Regarding numerals in Japanese and Korean], Geibun, 7.2, 7.4 (1916).


Table of n, a(n) for n=1..15.

P. Downing, Japanese Numeral Classifiers: A Syntactic, Semantic, and Functional Profile, Dissertations, Department of Linguistics, University of California, 1984.

Korean Sentry Forum, Comparing the development of Korean and Japanese languages.

R. A. Miller, The Altaic Numerals and Japanese, The Journal-Newsletter of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 15, 1969), 14-29.

Wikipedia, Classification of the Japonic languages - Koguryoic hypothesis.

Wikipedia, Japanese numerals - Old Japanese.

Wikipedia, Old Japanese.

Wikipedia, Goguryeo language.


hito, huta, mi, yo, itu, mu, nana, ya, kokono, too, too amari hito, too amari huta, too amari mi, too amari yo, too amari ito (cf. Downing, 1984).


Cf. A261126.

Sequence in context: A257629 A143331 A167677 * A074293 A013949 A078880

Adjacent sequences:  A278384 A278385 A278386 * A278388 A278389 A278390




Felix Fröhlich, Nov 20 2016



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