[KS] Exporting Hanguel Writing System
Kwang On Yoo
lovehankook at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 07:04:15 EDT 2009
The Indonesian story has excited many scholars but there were some cynicism
But the idea of exporting Korean writing system is not new at all.
Well over 100 years ago, even before the word Hangul was coined, non other
Homer B. Hulburt* wrote:
p34 "There are a great many foreigners in China who are trying to evolve a
of writing for that country."
p35 " - - - the present writer has urged that the Chinese people be invited
the Korean alphabet, which is as simple in structure as any, and capable of
the widest phonetic adaptation."
"- - - and the only work to be done in introducing it is to overcome the
of the Chinese in favour of the ideograph."
*The Passing of Korea, 1906
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