"Hangul" Essays and Research Papers

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[BASIC LESSON] Hangul Alphabet System Vowels : - ㅏ         ㅑ         ㅓ        ㅕ        ㅗ "a"       "ya"      "eo"    "yeo"      "o"  ㅛ            ㅜ               ㅠ      "yo"    "oo" or "u"   "yoo" or "yu  ㅡ        ㅣ "eu"        "i"       Consonants: -       ㄱ       ㄴ           ㄷ           "g" or "k"      "n"     "d" or "t" ㄹ           ㅁ ㅂ " r " or " l "     "m" "b" or "p"      ㅅ         ㅇ         ㅈ          ㅊ "s"          -         " ch "      " ch' " ...

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Korean Writing and Script, a Comparison.

Jungeum’ which means ‘The Proper Sounds for the Education of the people’. Korean handwriting system is called Hangul in Korean which is derived from the Korean 한 han which means ‘great’ in archaic Korean and 글 geul means ‘script’ in a native Korean language (Jae Jung Song, 2005). Before, the script was merely called ‘Enmun’ which means ‘Vulgar Writing’ until it was then changed to Hangul in 1912. It is the official script for both South and North Korea. Because of the conflict that had arisen among...

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Place I Would Like to Visit

myself, the prices for the items sold there are quite reasonable. Besides fashion, I also would like to study more about Korean language and writing or also known as Hangul. I’ve been studying Korean language since I’m in standard 6. I’m just learning the basic letters, vowel, consonants, pronounciation and the rules to write in Hangul. My Korean language is not so good because I have no time to study. Unlike English, it’s quite easy and I have plenty of time to study and practice because I communicate...

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Europe, mainly for inscriptions The Franks Casket, dating from the 7th or 8th century, is inscribed with runes as well as illustrations … In the 15th c., King Sejong commissioned a group of scholars to create a Korean alphabet, now called Hangul, to free Korea of the influence of Chinese writing. The earliest Japanese writing, dating from the 8th c., and perhaps as early as the 6th c., is called manyogana and uses Chinese characters (right column) to represent Japanese phonetic values...

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College Essay

My eyes catch an envelope with my grandfather’s name crafted in Korean hangul. The jumble of Japanese kanji in the letter’s contents puzzles me. During Japanese occupation, Korean language was suppressed to destroy Korean national identity. As the letter was my recently-deceased grandmother’s pledge of faithfulness to my grandfather, I treasured it as a sacred artifact. I wondered, however, why my grandmother bypassed her option to finally exercise cultural liberation in her native language. ...

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Korean Culture and Traditions

The formal name of the Korean Language is Hangul, which is used as the name of the written language. The alphabet was created by King Sejong in 1446. The alphabet is fairly simple and exceptionally easy to learn. A direct result of this maybe that Korea has one of the higest literacy rates in the world. Without a doubt, part of Korean culture is the huge focus on education for children. This is exemplified by the popular chuldrens story of how Hangul was invented.5 “A long, long time ago a...

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Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as DotA

derives much of its influence from narrative histories done by writers such as Lee Je-hyeon ( HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul" \o "Hangul" hangul: 이제현,  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanja" \o "Hanja" hanja: 李齊賢), and before that Lee In-ro (hangul: 이인로,  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanja" \o "Hanja" hanja: 李仁老), Lee Gyu-bo (hangul: 이규보,  HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanja" \o "Hanja" hanja: 李奎報), and Choi Chu for battlefield histories and stories. To...

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Early History of Korea

ascended the throne. Yi taijo founded the Choson dynasty otherwise known as the Yi Dynasty. Sejong was the 4th Choson monarch. Under his rule, Dynasty enjoyed the flowering of culture and arts. It was also during this age when Hangul, The Korean Alphabet, was invented. Hangul was known to be a highly scientific yet simple and effective system of writing. The rule of Sejong marked the ‘Golden Age” of Korean History. It produced numerous inventions and progressive ideas in administration, economy,...

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Cultural Analysis of South Korea

people. It is a presidential republic and it also has a mixed economic system where the economy has a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulations. Its main language is Korean, used together with Hangul, the Korean alphabet. It is export driven, focusing on automobiles, electronics, machinery, ships, and robotics. It is famous for electronic brands such as LG & Samsung, Hallyu, also known as the “Korean Wave”, and kimchi, it’s signature side dish...

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Korean Culture

alphabet, called Hangŭl, was created in 1443 by a board of scholars under the direction of King Sejong, who wanted his people to express their thoughts in writing easily, regardless of status or education. Hangŭl was based on the scientific, phonemic analysis of the Korean language, and the consonant letters were given shapes related to the appearance of the organs of articulation. The various combination of 10 vowels and 14 consonants can express any phonetic sound. Today Hangŭl, with little modification...

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