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Principles of Hangeul’s Character Creation 1

Let's learn about the principles behind Hangeul’s creation

First, a few basic characters were created, and then the rest of the characters were made from the basic characters.

The principle of image modeling was used. In other words, a model was used as reference to create the basic consonants and vowels.


훈민정음 해례본(Hunminjeongeum Haerye)

ㄱ(기역), ㄴ(니은), ㅁ(미음), ㅅ(시옷), ㅇ(이응), ㆍ, ㅡ, ㅣ

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The Korean Alphabet: An Introduction to Hangeul

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