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Any assertions about phylogenetic relationships between words in two unrelated language families should be sourced. — SURJECTION / T / C / L / 20:38, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

@KaraWSR On a similar vein, please do not create appendices like Appendix:Japanese_Korean_Cognates without a clear and undisputed source for all of the words nor try to add a category for it to entries (also it's overall not really that needed?). Some of those words there aren't listed properly like (tte) instead of (ttae) nor do the developments of the words align between (ほし) (hoshi) & (byeol) for example. I am aware that some words have already been proven by folks like Vovin to be cognates but outside of those, there needs to be a clear relationship and sources provided. AG202 (talk) 21:59, 13 May 2022 (UTC)