How Korea crafted a better alphabet - History of Writing Systems #11 (Featural Alphabet)

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Video

John Horgan
by NativLang
published on 12 October 2017

The Korean alphabet is better than yours. Meet the king who invented it and watch him work his linguistic magic in this chapter in the history of writing.

You wake up in another palace. This time you're in Korea. The first face to greet you is that of King Sejong the Great. He tells you of centuries of struggles trying to fit Chinese characters to his Korean language. He compares it to Japanese. But he wants something cleaner, more efficient.

You tell him about your alphabet, but he's not impressed. Watch as he knocks your ideas down and invents a better writing system. Are you convinced? Could this be the greatest major moment in the history of writing?

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NativLang, . (2017, October 12). How Korea crafted a better alphabet - History of Writing Systems #11 (Featural Alphabet). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1301/how-korea-crafted-a-better-alphabet---history-of-w/

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NativLang, . "How Korea crafted a better alphabet - History of Writing Systems #11 (Featural Alphabet)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 12, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1301/how-korea-crafted-a-better-alphabet---history-of-w/.

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NativLang, . "How Korea crafted a better alphabet - History of Writing Systems #11 (Featural Alphabet)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Oct 2017. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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