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Linguistic Differences in the North & South

It’s not a surprise that, for North Korean defectors, learning the language is the hardest part of adjusting into South Korean society. After the Korean War, North Korean dialect

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Phonetics: Hangul vs Hiragana / Katakana

Like Korean, the Japanese written language started off using Chinese characters. Throughout the centuries the Japanese created their own letters (kana)

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Phonetics: Hangul vs the English Alphabet

Hangul provides all the characters needed to represent every sound used in the Korean language. However, as the English alphabet comes from the Latin

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The Drama of Creating Hangul

In 1446 Korea (then called Joseon) had an uproar over the announcement of a new writing system called Hunminjeonguem, meaning The Proper Sounds for the

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