Re: Hangul leaves the nest...

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Mon Aug 10 2009 - 15:19:36 CDT

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    Aviah Morag - TransLink wrote:

    > Well, that's the thing. Think about this - there are plenty of
    > languages which use the same (Latin) writing system, but nonetheless
    > have little in common phonologically. The correspondence between
    > letters and their sounds is not entirely coincidental, but I would be
    > shocked if Korean speakers were now able to make sense of written
    > Cia-Cia any more than French speakers are able to understand written
    > Turkish.
    Even if they use the Jamos with different values, i.e. if the phonology
    is really different, what matters is that the syllable-structure should
    be similar. Hangul is designed to handle a particular kind of syllable;
    something with, say, too many consonants allowed in the coda could be a

    Presumably, though, since this is being used, it must be usable, and
    therefore I guess the syllable structures are close enough.


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