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Hangeul, Easily learned and Conveniently used!

I’m writing about Hangeul secondly. As you read the title, I’m gonna talk about Hangeul’s prosperties about the convenience.

Hangeul brought many changes in the social and cultural levels of Joseon. For sure.. all people could read and write!! As common people of Joseon began to easily learn and use Hangeul, more people could receive and share information. Thereby, Hangeul was widely spread into the fields of education, religion, art and daily life.

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This Hunminjeongeum iamge is From WARPSummit of HWPL in 2016 Opening Ceremony.

Korean Script; HunMinJeongEum means the proper sounds for the education of the people.
Hun 訓 – Teaching
Min 民 – The public, The people
Jeong 正 – Right
Eum 音 – Sound

Hangeul that has become the common written language since the late Joseon dynasty goes through another change in its transmission with the nineteenth century modernization. In the nineteenth century, the modernized printing technology promoted the mass production of newspapers, novels, etc.. Moreover, the mechanized transcription of Hangeul since the twentieth century has expanded the capacity of Hangeul from an alphabet to a resource for cultural enrichment of Korea.

I’ve seen Hangeul in various countries and various industries!! such as fashion, arts. I can say the gobalization of Hangeul!!! So Beyond its functional capacity as a means of communication, Hangeul, nowadays, is appreciated in various artistic genres for its aesthetic appeal and highly regarded as an alphabet that suits the digital age. 🙂

Lastly, I wanna put the image of Hanguel, Peace in Korean. 평화 from the entering ceremony of the 2nd commemoration of WARP Summit 2016.

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The King Sejong with other scholars made Hangeul for the people. So people could receive education!! I think Education is very important for our better future especially for WorldPeace. 🙂

I hope there are many Peace educations have developed and many opportunities that receive them, which is #Peace Education. (This Peace education is related to DPCW Article 10; Spreading a culture of Peace. www.peacelaw.org )

Visit Korea – ☆ National Hangeul Museum

I went to the National Hangeul Museum last month. There are another museum called the National Museum of Korea. But I was interested in Hangeul more.. so I went there first.

They provide “Exhibition Tours” in English on Wednesday 1:00 pm. & in Chinese on Thursday 1:00 pm. & in Japanese on Friday 1:00pm. It was Saturday when I visited, so I took the leaflet in English, Korean and Japanese. I wonder the translation so.. just in case.

I think the Hangeul is the greatest character in the whole World. Amazing!! the shapes and the sounds… You could notice from the creation of Hangeul.

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Hangeul was created in 1443. (not a long time ago… compared to other old characters) Although Hangeul was invented approximately five hundred years ago, the principle behind its invention still remains competent from the perspective of the moder linguistics.
Hangeul is the first script that distinguishes the initial, middle and final sound of a syllable. In addition, it maintains a scientific principle in which the consonants and vowels that are similar in their pronunciations resemble one another in their shapes.
(I wonder how…? King Sejong could see..? X-ray was founded in 1895 but it was very far from Korea. hmm… interesting part..)
Hangeul is the alphabet that perfectly delivers the Korean language. Furthermore, for its creativeness and scientific value, it is highly esteemed by linguists all over the world.

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If you have interest on Hangeul, you need to visit there! It’s easy to access.. take the subway #4 and take off at the Ichon station.. from the exit #2 there is long underground passage.. at the end of the passage, you can see the National museum of Korea. You need to walk more.. 🙂 You can see Hunminjeongeum Haeryebon, which is the explanation book of Hunminjeongeum and other historic exhibitions a lot.

The 2016 year has left almost 110 days… right? hmm..  I hope you have great year, months, weeks and days!! 🙂 Meaningful Lift!!