QUOTE(Bulyowoo @ May 7 2008, 06:53 PM) [snapback]3684292[/snapback]
Actually modern Koreans aren't same as used to be. It's heavy on Sino-Korean just like Japanese. Thanks to Han Dynasty and Ming Dynasy, Koreans became more Chinese in culture than fellow Mongolians or Mohe stocks.
Manchus are related to Jurchens rather than original mohe stock. And there are many Jurchens, not just few, Jurchens were like Mongolian nomadic tribes, and we collectively called them Jurchens.
Some ppl actually mistaken Mohe tribes are Jurchens, it's actually different stock all together but in terms of DNAs original Manchus are more closely related to Korean stocks than average Chinese or Mongolian.
My ancestor came from some where near Tumen river, and natives there have their native names more sound like names you mentioned above. There is more Mohe like names like Go-gul, Sandarra, Jumong, Yuri, Hanul, Nalu, Nobak etc.. actually my grandma's name is Kim Nobak, this sort of names are hard to come by now days.
Btw, Nurhaci in Korean is Naluhachi, and this isn't new to Korean, we had this name before, does Tangun sound anything like today's Korean name or title?
Don't try to smudge Koreans from rest of NE asian family without much knowledge about Korea.
Oh another thing, Korean govt is encouraging Koreans to takeup more native names than Hanja names. We will be hearing more Korean native names soon, already we have girls name such as Guseol, Hanuel, Sara, and Seri.
lol, I think've hit a nerve.
I'm not trying to shoot the Northeastern connection down or anything, but I'm a little skeptical on the whole Altai deal, especially with the number of ultra-nationalists on forums like these. No doubt the modern Koreans have strong connections to their Tungusic and Mongolic neighbors. But still, with the overbearing Chinese influences, that is difficult to tell.
I thought that the Mohe/Malgal were the ancestors of the Jurchen, and the Jurchen gave rise to the Manchus, the Nanais, etc.
Nurhaci, Nuerhachi, Naruhachi.
Koreans pronounce Mao Zedong as Mao Jjuhddoong, does this sound in any way like the real name? I have never heard Nurhaci in authentic Manchu pronunciation, so I really can't tell whether I'm just being a pedantic dumba$$ or not. Maybe it has something to do with the lack of an 'r' ending in Korean? Mongolian has 'r' endings, and I think Manchu does too. I think Dangun sounds reasonably Korean, though.
Tumen natives... with Goguryeo names? Amazing!
I'm not trying to "smudge" anything.
The Korean government is encouraging more native Korean names? That's cool, but I don't know how the dollimja system will cope with that. Will the eldest be called Haneul, the middle child Hana, and the youngest Haneunim? lol, what holy children!
Moon in Korean is 'dal.' I think Sara is an early variant of Silla.