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Armigeri defensores seniores shield pattern
Taigyg
What looks like a bear is likely to be a bear.
Yin and yang
A Western Roman shield pattern

"The classical yin yang pattern appears, for the first time, in the Roman Notitia Dignitatum, an ancient collection of shield patterns of the Roman army. The shield collection which dates to ca. AD 430 has survived in three manuscript copies. These show the emblem of an infantry unit called the armigeri defensores seniores ("shield-bearers") to be graphically identical in all but color to the classic Taoist taijitu." -- Quotation from wikipedia: Taijitu.

The South Korean Taegeuk mark
What is Uremal at all?

What looks like a bear is likely to be a bear. So the likelihood should be taken seriously enough to avoid falling a careless and foolish prey of the bear.

Old English ure is like Korean uri, and Old Norse mal is like Korean mal. So, ure mal or Uremal, as reconstructed from these European words, is like Korean urimal, both literally meaning "our language".

Similarly, in practice, Bokmal, composed of Old Norse bok ("book") and mal ("language"), hence literally meaning "book language," is now imposed to denote the major (written) Norwegian standard as opposed to the various spoken dialects, and as transposed from Latin that had been so called previously.

It would be more surprising if even Old Norse bok, related to English book and beech and even birch and bright, were indeed worth comparison with Korean bakdal or baedal ("Betula") and balkda ("bright").

So would be the comparison of Middle English balke or bakke ("bat") with Korean bakjwi composed of balkda ("bright") and jwi ("rat"), hence literally meaning "bright (eyed) rat" unwittingly! Also interesting here are Estonian valgus ("light") and valge ("white") and Finnish valkea ("fire, white").

From this perspective of all curiosity, this blog aims to show the exceptional similarity of European and Korean tongues so as to help to know both better.

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