|You learn in 15 minutes how to read Korean alphapets.|
|The Korean alphabet is called Han-geul in Korean.||Hungul Day is celebrated every October 9th.|
|Hangeul is the most scientific writing system in the world.||Every year, we celebrate Hangul Day on October 9.|
|Hunmin Jeongeum was the original name of Hangul declared in 1446.||Hunminjongum' is the first document written in Hangul, or the Korean alphabet.|
|Hangeul - Korean Alphabet
Before the Korean alphabet was created in 1446, by King Sejong, Chinese characters were used. The ingenious language system was then published in a book titled "Hunminjeongeum", translated as 'the right sound to teach people'.
The Korean language is recognized the world over to be a scientifically superior system, as it's sounds conform to the natural pattern human vocal cords follow.
As a result, there are fourteen consonants, and then vowels.
There is even a mnemonic device for learning and remembering the consonants: 'gah, nah, dah, rah, mah, bah, sah, ah, jah, chah, kah, tah, pah, hah', The vowels: 'ah, yah, awh, yawh, oh, yoh, oo, yoo, er, e'.
When combining vowel and consonant sounds, the efficient and systematic nature of Hangeul is readily apparent.
World-Class Letter, Hangeul
Before the creation of Hangeul, Chinese characters were used instead. But, this was a language that was predominantly used and learned by educated nobles. Because of the need for a language suitable for the common folks, King Sejong invented Hangeul in 1446. It was published in the book called Hunminjeongeum, which means " The right sound to teach people."
The characters of Hangeul were created with the shapes of our vocal organs Hangeul has fourteen, consonants and ten vowels. The consonants are giyeok, nieun, diguet, rieul, mieum, bieup, siot, ieung, jieut, chieut, kieuk, tieut, pieup, hieut. The vowels are just as systematically easy to remember. They are ah, yah, awh, yawh, oh, yoh, oo, yoo, er, e.
There is a mnemonic device for learning consonants easier: gah, nah, dah, rah, mah, bah, sah, ah, jah, chah, kah, tah, pah, hah. The gah, nah, dah, rah rhyme helps people remember the order of consonants.
When you combine these consonants and vowels, it produces a larger array of different sounds in a very systematic way. You can double up on five of the consonants to give a harder sound. You can also couple the vowels together for a list of eleven more wavering sounds.
Hangeul is the most scientifically simple systematic writing system of any language in the world. Much care was taken in the creation of Hangeul, Korea's native written language. But as always, the wheels of change grind slowly, and the adoption of Hangeul was no exception. For four hundred years Hangeul was unpopular among the nobles, while growing in popularity with the common people in lierature. It was finally confirmed as the Korean alphabet after their liberation from thr Japanese invasion, during which time the Japanese tried to eliminate the usage of Hangeul. So you can see Hangeul has survived eliminative attacks from many angles, but because of its systematic simplicity in grammatical usage and expression, it has become a language gaining international popularity to this day.
출처"POWER SPEAK ABOUT KOREA" WRITTEN BY 소리클럽