Re: The History of Hangul (Re: Shorthand (Re: Camion Code))

From: Scott Horne (
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 14:49:37 EDT

Michael Everson wrote:
> Of particular interest is an article by Ross King, "Experimentation with
> Han'gūl in Russia and the USSR, 1914-1937". One of the experiments was in
> decomposing the syllables and writing linearly.

That was tried, and eventually abandoned, in Korean-speaking areas of
the USSR. Kim Ilseong proposed an eventual change to a linear han'geul
orthography in Korea.

Note that Korean can be written linearly without ambiguity provided that
the doubled consonants (_ssanggieok_ and the like) be treated as single

Scott Horne

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