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Old 28th January 2006, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Dwrixon
No, one or two of them tried to pursuade me to study Korean, but actually I was more interested in Arabic at the time. All I really know is that Hangul is about 700 years old and its very complicated. There are an awfull lot of characters, that as you say stack into blocks. I have to say, I thought it was a phonetic alphabet rather than just a form of simplification for Hanzi.

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Hangul is quite a brilliant concept, it provides the "sound" of the character and at the same time saves paper and bookmaking, which are expensive to make 700 years ago.
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