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Learning the Hangul Script (Emanuel’s chart)

I made this chart for understanding the hangul script back in 1995. I was learning Korean myself at the time and felt frustrated that hangul was not taught in a systematic manner. This simple chart (here designed for Chinese and Japanese speakers as well) is above all systematic. Hangul are broken down into three forms: horizontal, vertical and complex, according to the shape of the vowel.