In an endnote in Weaving and Binding (2009), Michael Como summarizes an old theory about Korean word-play in the wording of a certain Japanese myth. But the alleged Korean linguistic elements are largely illusory. One does well to adopt Como’s avoidance, outside this one endnote, of hastily inferring the ethnic or linguistic identity of the people who brought Chinese beliefs and rituals to Japan in the 6th and 7th centuries. Many may have been descendants of pre-Japanese speakers of the peninsula left behind during the Yayoi migrations.
Unger, J. Marshall. “A Note on Como's Weaving and Binding.” PMJS Papers (pmjs.org), July 2010.
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