aren't all languages 'pronounciation-based'? how else would spoken language be communicated?
I think you mean polysyllabic Altaic and Korean languages as opposed to the generally monosyllabic Chinese language.
Even Korean adopted Confucius as their patron, right?
and kim, any clues where u get the idea lao tzu wasnt chinese?
Confucius with Lao Tzu which also describes the conflict between the two
According to legend Lao Tzu was keeper of the archives at the imperial court. When he was eighty years old he set out for the western border of China, toward what is now Tibet, saddened and disillusioned that men were unwilling to follow the path to natural goodness. At the border (Hank Pass), a guard, Yin Xi (Yin Hsi), asked Lao Tsu to record his teachings before he left. He then composed in 5,000 characters the Tao Te Ching (The Way and Its Power). Hence the origin of Daoism. This happened in Tibet, not in any "newly conquered Choson area.)
As for the concern of his ethnicity, I've heard speculations as far-fetched as that he was Christ Himself.
Major ingredients in Korean dishes (e.g., kimchi) are green onion
(Allium fistulosum) and garlic (Allium sativum). Also, Allium
tuberosum and Allium ascalonicum can be included.
'Al' means egg in Korean. What is the common thing between Allium and
Altai? It's 'Al', meaning egg. Yes. Green onion and garlic have eggs
The wild progenitor of Allium sativum (cultivated garlic, or maneul in
Korean) was Allium altaicum. Several thousand years ago, Koreans
firstly cultivated Allium altaicum in Central asia near southern
Siberia, so called Altai. The cultivated garlic is Allium sativum. It
was Koreans, not Chinese, who firstly cultivated garlic.
Let me briefly mention another species, green onion (Allium
fistulosum). Green onion has been called 'Pa' in Korean. Scholars
generally agree that 'Pa', green onion, was originated from 'Pamirs'
in central Asia, because species richiness is highest there.
Interestingly, Chinese call 'Pamirs' as 'Chung-ling', meaning 'Onion
mountains', but the pronunciation for 'Pa' is not 'pa' as in Korean,
but 'Chung'. Only Koreans keep the original syllable of 'Pa'. It is
uncertain what 'mir' means, but it seems that this word was related to
religious beliefs or meant 'mountain' or 'place' (Pa-mirs =
The oldest legend in Korea begins with a story of garlic, Allium
altaicum (or A. sativum in a modern sense) in BC 2333. Modern science
some mysterious ingredient contained in garlic and green onion. Before
that, Koreans have enjoyed Allium spp. since they were in Pamirs and
Altai. Allium were also good for overcoming cold climate in the
sub-arctic parallel through which Korean ancestors migrated since BC
Pronuncations of major ingredients in Kimchi and botanical
distribution of Allium genus clearly show that Korean ancestors
cultivated garlic and green onions to develop proto-Kimchi, probably
several thousand years ago. Only Koreans still are addicted to garlic
and green onions.
You see, 10,000 years ago, the world was in its last Ice Age, covering most of Northern China, including Korea. So you Koreans originally came from Vietnam and migrated north as the ice caps began to retreat towards the North Pole.
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