Korean Alphabet

Korean Alphabet - LTKO 1A Korean Alphabet 2011 926 Korean...

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LTKO 1A 임 난희 Korean Alphabet 2011년 9월26일 1 ◐ Basic Structure and Pronunciation ◑ I . What is ‘Hangul’? 1. Introduction 한글 (Hangul) is a system of symbols expressed in Korean alphabets. Hangul was created by the great king Sejong of Lee Dynasty in the 15 th century for the purpose of enlightening illiterate people. 2. Formation 한글 (Hangul) consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, totaling 24 alphabets. The shape of Hangul’s consonants was formed after voice organs (such as lip, tongue, throat, etc.), while vowels were formed after heaven, earth, and man. 1. 모음(Vowels) All vowel letters are composed of one or more of three kinds of strokes: a long vertical stroke( ), a long horizontal stroke( ), and a short horizontal or vertical stroke(- or l ). ① Origin of the shapes of Basic Vowels The three basic strokes were modeled after the cosmological philosophy of heaven ( · ), earth ( ), and human being ( ). ② Vowel pronunciation a fa ther, ya rn (shorter than this a) ô a wake, you ng (with the root of the tongue pulled back) - o o wn (without the w -color) û boo , you (shorter than this oo or ou ) u house s, pu t (like but without lip-rounding) i see (shorter than this ee ) ae ca re e me t, ye s - Korean Alphabet
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LTKO 1A 임 난희 Korean Alphabet 2011년 9월26일 2 ③ Diphthong letters Simple Vowel Simple Vowel + y Simple Vowel + w Additional Diphthong ya wa y ô wo yo yu w û wi yae wae ye we û i ④ Traditional Classification of Korean Vowels Classification
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