한글날 (Hangeullal)

Hangul  Day  commemorates  the  invention  (1443)  and  the proclamation (1446) of Hangul, the native phonetic writing system, much  like  western  alphabet,  that  was  planned  and  created specifically for the Korean language. The current version consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, which can be combined to form tens of thousands of syllables. It was the strong will of King Sejong the Great, according to history, that created Hangul through some 30 years of research by dozens of high scholars including Sejong himself. Koreans are proud that Hangul is a most scientific and versatile  form  of  phonetic  alphabet  system  that  also  allows extremely simple computerization. Curiously, the actual form of Hangul looks syllabic, for vowels and consonants are typically combined into units of syllables.

 

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