Korean Hangeul ( NJStar ɯ ) ( MView ɯ )

Background


Consonants


Vowels and Vowel Combinations

In all, Modern Korean uses the 21 vowel type characters made up from the ten basic vowels:

Jamo
NJStar
Jamo
MView
KLSaaeyayaeeoeyeoyeowawaeoeyo uweowewiyueueuii

Regrouping them to show common features:

NJSTARMVIEW

a

eo

o

u

ya

yeo

yo

yu

ae

e

oe

wi

yae

ye
  
 
eu

wa

weo

i

eui

wae

we

a

eo

o

u

ya

yeo

yo

yu

ae

e

oe

wi

yae

ye
  
 
eu

wa

weo

i

eui

wae

we

Rules of Hangeul Composition

Zero Initial Syllables

Hangeul Composition

There are other Hangeul templates that exist, but these form the majority of those which are in use. For further Jamo, see Korean character set KS X 1001 : 1992, or KSC. Above, we see the syllables goe and goeg although the jamo used are g, o, i and g. If you go back to the list of 21 vowel type jamo letters, the basic jamo o and i make up the letter oe.


References:

  • CJKV Information Processing, Ken Lunde. O'Reilly & Associates Inc, ISBN 1-56592-224-7, 1999.
  • A Korean - English Dictionary, Samuel E. Martin, Yang Ha Lee, Sung-Un Chang. Yale University Press, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-24503, 2nd Printing, 1975.
  • A Handbook of Korea, Korean Overseas Information Service, ISBN 89-7375-002-10 33910, 1993.
  • Facts about Korea, Korean Overseas Information Service, ISBN 89-7375-052-6 33910, 1993.
    © Dylan W.H. Sung 2000.

    This page was created on Friday 13th October 2000.
    It was last updated on Thursday 19th October 2000.

    Home