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Foundational Korean: Grammar Basics Course Glossary

Analytic and Isolating Languages

(Last edited: Thursday, 7 July 2022, 10:23 AM)
Analytic language


An isolating language is a type of language with a morpheme per word ratio close to one, and with no inflectional morphology whatsoever. An analytic language is a language that primarily conveys relationships between words in sentences by way of helper words (particles, prepositions, etc.) and word order, as opposed to using inflections (changing the form of a word to convey its role in the sentence).

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