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Structure of Korean Week 4 Review for midterm 1/26/2011 The invention and use of Korean alphabet ▪ The design principles of the han‟ gŭl letters Consonants - 28 letters in the original Korean alphabet (17 consonants, 11 vowels) - 5 basic letter shape: , , , , - The remaining consonant letters: derived from these 5 basic shapes (velar) (alveolar) (bilabial) (dental) (glottal) based on the same basic shape articulatory features: this increased “severity” of the sound is what the addition of strokes represented. Vowels - 3 of the 11 vowel symbols were basic representing philosophical abstractions (heaven) (earth) (human) - vowel harmony: ŭm(yin) vs. yang (yang) classification of all eleven vowels Principle of Korean Orthography - a word or morpheme should always be spelled the same way, no matter how its actual pronunciation might change. Morphophonemic writing
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