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Characteristics of Hangeul

Learn the characteristics of Hangeul.

Hangeul can be written in phonemic units.

Hangeul characters are phonemic characters where there is a character for each phoneme.

When Korean is spoken, the speech is analyzed by phonemic units, and each phoneme corresponds with a character.


ㅁ + ㅏ + ㄹ → 말[mal]

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The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul

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