Is Korean a syllabic alphabet or an alphabetic syllabary

  title={Is Korean a syllabic alphabet or an alphabetic syllabary},
  author={Hye K. Pae},
  journal={Writing Systems Research},
  pages={103 - 115}
  • Hye K. Pae
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Linguistics
  • Writing Systems Research
This article supplies a critical overview of Korean with respect to writing system, orthography, phonology, and morphology as well as the role of vowels for the purpose of clarifying inconsistently used terms in the literature. An inaccurate terminology may plague interpretations and conclusions drawn from research studies. The Korean writing system is unique in that it relies on the alphabetic principle but the visual representation and processing unit are syllable oriented. According to… 

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