South Korean standard language

South Korean standard language or Pyojun-eo (Korean표준어; Hanja標準語), is the South Korean standard version of the Korean language. Korea during Japanese occupation, which was colonised by Japan, Korean use of Korean and Hangul is regulated by the Japanese government. In order to counter this, '조선어 학회(Korean Language Society)' began to recruit dialect data from all over the country, and afterwards, the standard Korean language which is called '표준어(Pyojuneo)' was first created when the '한글 맞춤법 통일안(Unification of Korean Spellings)' was published in 1933. Although the basis of '표준어(Pyojuneo)' is Seoul dialect, there are also words borrowed from various regional dialects. For example, in 'Pyojuneo', 'Pig' is '돼지(dwaeji)', but in Seoul dialect, it is '도야지(doyaji)'. '표준어(Pyojuneo)' uses the hangeul alphabet, created in December 1443 by Joseon-era king Sejong the Great.[1] It also occasionally uses Hanja. Unlike the North Korean standard language, the South Korean standard language includes many loan-words from Chinese, as well as some from English and from other European languages.[2]

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