Sunday, April 22, 2007


Okay statistical experts...this challenge especially goes out to my brother's math classes....with 28 letters in three letter combinations, how many possible combinations can hanguel make? Scroll down to find out.

Arguably, one of the most scientific of written languages on the planet is Korean. The script, called Hangul, was invented for the sole purpose of easily conveying the spoken language in writing. Chinese characters couldn't be borrowed and neither could Japanese characters be used.

In the 15th century, King Sejong (who is one of the most noteworthy and celebrated heroes of Korea) invented a set of 28 letters that are 'easy to learn' and will 'improve the quality of life of all people'.

The characters can be arranged in groups of three which can then be put together to form words. Possible combinations. Okay, now we have a language.

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