Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Han'gŭl Day!

Today, Koreans commemorate King Sejong the Great's 1446 promulgation of the Hunminjeongeum (pictured above), which gave them their remarkable Hangul alphabet. "The Koreans are very proud of their script and the rest of the literary world has given them reason for this pride," says Father Maryknoller in Korea, noting rightly, "It is considered by many who have studied the subject of alphabets and language to be the most original and scientific of all the alphabets that we have" — King Sejong's Great Gift to the Koreans.

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