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Language. A communication medium used by people (humans) to convey thoughts and feelings, whether it's inter or intra, verbal and or non-verbal, spoken or written words.

We speak different language because we have our own culture, different traditions and it has something to do with good communication.

Languages do differ from each other. The pronunciation, intonation, alphabet, the way of speaking and writing. But isn't cool that aside from the language you're using as your normal communication medium, you have at least tried to speak or learn another language?

Here in the Philippines there are 170 dialects, 12 of them are official languages and the rest are unofficial regional dialects. And 3 of which are official and major regional languages I usually used as my language (Tagalog, Pangasinensi and Ilocano). But typically, we use the Filipino (Tagalog) dialect.

Aside from those languages and dialects including the universal language, English, I also gradually learned and studied Hangul (Korean). How to speak the language and how to write its alphabet way back in college (first level).

I still remember our very intimate Korean language professor Kim Park from Kyung Hee University, a popular private university in Seoul, South Korea.

Continue. Let's talk about the Hangul language in a brief way.

Hangul (한국어 / 조선말), popularly known as Korean, is a language spoken by millions of people in North Korea, South Korea, China and Japan. Korean is composed of 14 basic consonants and 10 basic vowels. Linguists says that Korean or Hangul language is grammatically similar to Japanese and Chinese.

The Hangul Alphabet (한글)






























Most of us think that Korean language is difficult to learn and has thousands of characters like Chinese and Japanese. But we were wrong about it. Hangul alphabet and language is actually as simple as the English alphabet. Do you believe that you can learn Korean in about half an hour? That's how quick you will learn Korean. Easy to understand and to decode.

Hangul for me is not only a mere language and or a dialect, it's an art at the same time.

Photo credit to Flickr and Nofrills' Language variety on.
Web References: Wikipedia, Omniglot.com and Philippine Portal

2 comments:

  1. 안녕하세요

    hehehe..
    ganda ng topic next time add mo narin ung sa japanese,hehe!!

    한국어 좋아해 ><

    한국어 보면 가슴이 두근두군 으흣 ㅋㅋ

    i like korean language ><

    when i see or read hungul, i'm happy LO

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  2. @pretty_bench21: 안녕! informal ang pagbati.. haha.. learning hangul again the second time.. beginner palang sa course ko.. online..

    naku mahirap ang hapones.. thousands kasi ang character.. hangul language muna ako kasi madaling i-decode at meron na akong background.. nakapag-aral ng unti nung first year college.. hehe salamat kay Mr. Kim.. alam ko mag-read at magsulat pero di ko maintindihan ang binabasa ko.. so words at phrases concentrate ko..

    lover ka talaga ng korean ^_^

    thanks sa comments mo.. keep in touch!

    gom ab sum ni da,
    annyong hi gye sae yo..

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