The Korean language is spoken by the Korean people, numbering about 70 millions.
Of uncertain origin, it is considered by some to belong to Ural-Altaic
languages, which include Hungarian, Finnish, Turkish and Japanese.
The official script of Korean has a simple phonetic alphabet called Hangul in
Korean meaning Korean language, with 11 vowels and 14 consonants.
It is completely different from and independent of Chinese and Japanese characters.
Hangul was developed by a group of scholars under the patronage of King Sejong
of Yi dynasty in 1443. This unique phonetic alphabet is well-known for its
scientific syllabic system.
Korean can be written horizontally, from left to right, or vertically, in
columns starting on the right and moving to left. It is often written with
Chinese characters representing some of the Korean syllable combinations,
although the current tendency is to avoid Chinese characters in favor of Korean
Although Korean has a huge original vocabulary, a large portion of Korean
vocabulary is rooted in Chinese, and in 1900s numerous technological
terms have come from Japanese, which also in terminological aspect was deeply
affected by Chinese.
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