Ar 19:56 -0700 1999-08-22, scríobh email@example.com:
> Apparently, I was wrong about the design of Hangul. Can anyone
> out there tell me if iconicity is a factor in how Hangul is
> taught or used today?
They certainly always tell foreigners about it. You may be interested to read
Kim-Renaud, Young-Key, ed. 1997. The Korean alphabet: it's history and
structure. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1723-0
Of particular interest is an article by Ross King, "Experimentation with
Han'gûl in Russia and the USSR, 1914-1937". One of the experiments was in
decomposing the syllables and writing linearly.
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